Stamford officials may explore red-light, speed cameras now that state has made them legal

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Frank Petise, Stamford’s Transportation, Traffic and Parking bureau chief, said the city would likely explore the possibility of installing the cameras, after the General Assembly passed a law that would allow cities and towns to install such devices, which had been previously forbidden save for a few locations along highways

“We’re definitely going to take a look at it,” Petise said. “We’re always looking at areas around schools and high crash locations.”

The law went into effect on Oct. 1.

Petise was at a local public meeting in May about traffic accidents and deaths along Washington Boulevard, one of the city’s deadliest roads that some have nicknamed the “Boulevard of Death.” Attendees suggested adding red light or speed cameras along the corridor, but at that time, Petise said the city was hamstrung by a state law that didn’t allow them.

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