Texas: Local, State Officials Rethink Stance on Red-Light Cameras
Feb 14, 2019 • 05:50
Some Texas lawmakers are seeking to outlaw the use of red-light cameras, which have generated nearly $2 million since 2008 for traffic safety-related projects in the city of Southlake. The city has a contract through May 2024 for four cameras installed along Southlake Boulevard. Neither Grapevine nor Colleyville uses red-light cameras.
At least three bills filed in the Texas Legislature seek to outright ban these and similar devices or further regulate them. Gov. Greg Abbott has also recommended a ban, labeling them as costly and ineffective. He also cites issues with their constitutionality and transparency.
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