Texas Cities Dump Red Light Cameras In Response To Ban
With the stroke of a pen Saturday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed a partial ban on red light cameras into law (view statute). Since then, nearly three dozen dozen cities throughout the Lone Star State have announced their intention to comply fully with the legislature's intent.
"We respect the decision of our elected officials and immediately started the process to suspend our red light camera program to comply with the law," the city of Plano explained in public notice. "The Plano Police Department's contract with the vendor provides the ability to terminate the contract based on a change in the law. We are exercising our right to terminate the contract and working out the details with the vendor."