Rhode Island Senate Bill 64 – Authorizes Use of Automated Traffic Speed Enforcement Systems

Bill No.:
SB 64
Bill Location:
Rhode IslandSenate
Bill Title:

Automated Traffic Speed Enforcement System

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NMA Recommendation:

UPDATE July 20, 2021: Bill died in committee.

Bill 64 was introduced to the Rhode Island Senate on January 19, 2021. It has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The NMA is opposed to automated traffic enforcement, including speed cameras, for a number of reasons including:

  • Photo radar can generate false readings
  • This type of automated enforcement emphasizes ticket volume
  • There is no certifiable witness to the alleged violation
  • The driver of the vehicle is not positively identified by the camera which means, by default, the owner of the vehicle receives the ticket whether or not he/she was the driver at the time of the alleged violation
  • Speed cameras have not been shown to improve traffic safety



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