Milwaukee lawmaker reintroduces red light camera bill to combat reckless driving

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The fight to combat reckless driving in Milwaukee continues.

Friday, Oct. 22, State Representative LaKeshia Myers hosted a press conference with community activists and local law enforcement to reintroduce the "Safe Roads Save Lives Act," also known as the red light camera bill.

This would allow the city of Milwaukee to utilize automated speed enforcement to curb reckless driving.

The cameras will be able to capture a license plate for vehicles going 20 miles per hour over the speed limit.

"What the red light cameras can catch will alleviate having to have personnel on the road to stop you from running a red light," Rep. Myers said. "They can focus on other things and catch people who are driving erratically."

The legislation will also create a five-year pilot program with a maximum of 75 red light cameras spread out across each aldermanic district.

Friday marks the third time this bill is being reintroduced -- once in 2017 and once in 2019.

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