As John LaForge put it, the reason camera lights must go is they are just a way to get money out of people. If they were a monitoring system used purely for safety, it would be fine. Running red lights is a problem, but the cameras haven’t done anything but compound the problem.
outlaw red light cameras, it is just another back door deal the camera companies get most of the money and you have to prove it wasn't you who was driving if your name is shown on state records as owner. You can be out of the country and still be summoned to count and tell them who was driving. too big brother and it will only get worse.
Should be unconditional if an owner or a vehicle loans their car to someone, and that person runs a red light, the owner of the car is guilty.
I once didn’t like redlite cameras, but since Longview quit using them red lights seem to be only a suggestion . They are ran constantly. I now have a dash cam to help Incase of accident
As far as I'm concerned keep the red light cameras working if you don't want a ticket then don't break the laws don't speed ,don't run red lights and don't loan your car out for someone else to break the law
In Germany, the cameras are so good that when you get the ticket in the mail, the photo of the driver is printed. Those photos are closeups that are hard to deny.
If traffic cameras free up the police to allow them to do more important work, I have no problem with them. If we don't enforce traffic laws, the roads become more dangerous. My subdivision has drivers who daily drive 60 on a 30 MPH road. We can't get the sheriff to come ticket folks because they are too busy to enforce traffic laws. It might take a child getting hit and killed before we get any relief.
I once got two different letters in the mail saying I owed money for running a red light. (Two separate instances at different intersections and it was because I apparently didn’t wait long enough before making my right turn). Problem was the letters were from two different entities both claiming to be Arlington PD. They had different insignias and different wording but the titles both claimed the same thing. So I just waited and didn’t pay either. Eventually the one that was the actual PD sent another message with more details proving they were the real deal. Paid that one, never heard from the other company again.
They took them down in Houston, bad idea and a real bad investment. Cost the city millions and I don't understand people's objection. In Sugar Land they stopped using them for traffic violations but do use them to help with crime investigation, good idea.
JMHO, I don't like cameras for trying to nab speeders, but, to me, they are invaluable in determining right and wrong in a traffic accident. For that reason only, I'm in favor of them.
Private companies are engaged in these red light enforcement operations for profit. If we don't stop this now we will have Corporation X issusing us all types of city ordinance tickets. Enforcement for profit is a danger to our constitutional rights. Thank you Governor Abbott for addressing this issue.