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September 25, 2023

Hartford officials considering red-light cameras

Contributed | Car stopped at a traffic light.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is seeking to take the first step toward adding automated traffic enforcement to the state’s capital city.

In a meeting tonight, Bronin will ask the City Council to endorse the deployment of automated traffic enforcement devices. The process is governed by enabling state legislation adopted earlier this year.

A proposed city ordinance going before the Council would establish a municipal violation for motorists exceeding speed limits by at least 10 miles per hour and who fail to stop at traffic signs and signals. Among its various components, the ordinance would prohibit public disclosure of offender identities.

Bronin’s letter to the Council stressed the adoption of the ordinance is just the first step. A complete plan, including camera locations, must also be approved by the state Department of Transportation. In addition to the ordinance, the City Council must also endorse the plan. 

The plan must also comply with guidelines that the state Department of Transportation has not yet published.

According to Bronin’s letter, the DOT is required by state law to publish those guidelines by Jan. 1.

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