Indiana House Bill 1150 – Automated Traffic Enforcement in School Zones

Bill No.:
HB 1150
Bill Location:
IndianaAssembly / House
Bill Title:

Automated Traffic Enforcement in School zones

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NMA Recommendation:

UPDATE 6/30/22: Bill died in committee

House Bill 1150 is under consideration in the House Roads and Transportation Committee. If enacted, the bill would allow municipalities to operate speed cameras in school zones, which would inevitably lead to widespread speed camera use throughout the state.

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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