Backlash Growing Against Red Light Cameras

    DALLAS (AP) _ Public support for the use of red light cameras in Texas and across the country could be switching from green to yellow.
    The Dallas Morning News reported Monday that three states banned red light cameras last year while six others have considered similar proposals.
    In Texas, voters forced College Station to take down its cameras last fall while opponents in Houston say they have enough petition signatures to put the cameras to a vote this fall. Camera opponents in the Texas Legislature say they plan again to try to pass a measure phasing out the cameras statewide.
    But cities using the red camera systems, which capture images, and sometimes video of drivers running red lights, insist they have reduced intersection accidents and saved lives.
    
    (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Dawn Morgan says:

    “But cities using the red camera systems, which capture images, and sometimes video of drivers running red lights, insist they have reduced intersection accidents and saved lives.”

    I would really like to go to a website or public information site and see the true results “they” claim to have about reduced intersection accidents and saved lives.

    We all know that it is just a scam, and the cites coffers are lined with $75.00 each for hearsay evidence. From the pictures taken they cant even identify who was driving the car.

    This nonsense and lobbying has got to stop!

  2. Shimson Katzenellenbogen says:

    ‘I refuse to pay the red light ticket that was sent to me from the city of Dallas, First of all I don’t even live in Dallas and the collection compay refuses to send a photo of the violation. Some company called ACS continues to call and harass us and refuses to cease calling us when politely asked, This is one example of highway robbery. I suggest everyone against this mode of municipal theft contact their Dallas councilman if you live in Dallas

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