We Americans bristle against the seemingly ever increasing 'surveillance state.' One of the base examples of big brother watching is traffic cams. We just seem to resent the concept of a camera catching us doing something we know we shouldn't be doing.

According to reports in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, an Iowa House panel agrees. Yesterday they approved a measure that would ban automated traffic cams in Iowa, overriding any local ordinances allowing them.

House Study Bill 152 has a ways to go before becoming law, if at all, but it sets the wheels in motion to shut off the eye of big brother to our lead foot ways.

Zoom, zoom.