Red Light Cameras
Cities run red light camera programs, and expect drivers to pay up. But the CBS 11 I-Team uncovered some of those cities aren’t practicing what they preach.
If a red light camera catches you breaking the law, you can expect a $75 dollar fine; $100 in some cases if you pay late.
Red light cameras have been a source of controversy and debate since cities started using them to ticket drivers for breaking the law.
Despite generating more than $2 million per year in revenue, the Arlington City Council on Tuesday afternoon will discuss doing away with the red light camera program.
The Collin County Tax Collector-Assessor says his office won’t be able to help Plano Police collect on tens of thousands of unpaid red light camera violations.
Fort Worth is expanding its network of red light cameras. Five more are scheduled to go online within the next few weeks. This will add to the 55 cameras already operating in the city.
A study of nearly 300 intersections in Texas found that red light-related crashes dropped 25 percent statewide after traffic cameras were installed.
The Texas DPS wants violators to pay their traffic citations, but the agency is not making phone calls about alleged overdue red light tickets.