See Loudermilk's testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Utilization and Impacts of Automated Traffic Enforcement.
Click to see the subcommittee website to see a live webcast of the hearings.
The federal government does not regulate red-light cameras or speed cameras, but it does allow grant money to be used to purchase the equipment as a road safety initiative.
However, the subcommittee’s agenda summary notes that the use of red-light cameras in approximately 482 communities across the nation “has led to wide variations in automated traffic enforcement models.”
Loudermilk is slated to talk about his push to regulate the cameras in Georgia, including a 2008 law that requires an extra second for yellow lights at intersections monitored by the cameras. The delay cut fine revenue, leading some jurisdictions to abandon the operation as a financial drain.
The city of Rome cut a deal with Redflex that lets it continue to run cameras at Turner McCall Boulevard and Hicks Drive under a break-even contract.
The hearing is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Other witnesses include representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a road safety advocacy association and a motorist association.