Iowa Senate Passes Traffic Camera Ban
The Iowa Senate Tuesday passed a bill to ban traffic cameras in the state, with mostly Republicans voting in favor of the measure. Democrats offered several amendments that would allow traffic cameras when justified by data, and allow speed cameras near schools and road construction zones. Sen. Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale), the bill’s author, urged his Republican colleagues to vote down the amendments because he says they would change the intent of the bill. Zaun says traffic cameras violate the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.