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Bill allowing Milwaukee to utilize red light, speed enforcement cameras takes step forward

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A bill that would allow Milwaukee to use red light and speed enforcement cameras at certain intersections took another step forward on Tuesday, Oct. 29. 

The bill was up for a committee vote and passed. 

The proposal would allow only Milwaukee to have a pilot program to monitor red lights and speed at a certain amount of intersections it could expand beyond the pilot program if found successful. 

Representative David Crowley of Milwaukee, is the author of the bill and says while recent fatal incidents involving reckless driving are tragic, he hopes they can help build momentum to prevent them from happening again in the future. 

"Unfortunately, you never want to use these instances as a driving force, but I would hope so. I hope my colleagues see what's recently been happening, take what recently happened with the six-year-old young girl that recently died and use this as a way to actually push this bill forward. This is something that we have to fix -- and urgently," said Rep. David Crowley (D-Milwaukee). 

Representative Crowley is hopeful the bill has the momentum needed to get through this session. 



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