Texas: Local, state officials rethink stance on red-light cameras

By BanTheCams.org | February 14, 2019

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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