Saturday, March 11, 2017

New Law Would Ban Red Light Cameras


A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would prohibit red light cameras in Texas.

A hearing was held for Senate Bill 88 in Austin on Wednesday.

Representatives from police departments that use the technology, like the Sugar Land Police Department, attended the hearing to fight the legislation.

“Really, I think the number one change is its changing driver behavior,” said Sugar Land Police Chief Doug Brinkley.

Brinkley says the city began installing red light cameras in 2007. Now, they have seven.

However, others think the technology does more harm than good.

“Jurisdictions across the United States, including in Texas where it’s been put up for a vote of the people, 95% of the time the people vote them out,” said Randall Kallinen, an attorney who fought against red light cameras in Houston.

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Source: KHOU

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