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.
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