Ban On Red Light Cameras Gets Green Light Out Of Texas Committee

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A bill that would ban red light cameras across the state cleared its first hurdle Wednesday.

House Bill 1631, authored by Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R – Bedford), passed through the Transportation Committee and will now be voted on by the House where 102 of the 151 members have already signed on in support of the bill.

Under the bill, the more than 200 red light cameras in North Texas would have to come down by September 1st.

In past years, attempts to ban red light cameras in Texas have failed but with widespread support from lawmakers along with Governor Greg Abbott’s public support for a ban, many in Austin say this year is different.

“This has kind of hit a crescendo from the grassroots, left and right,” Stickland told the CBS 11 I-Team last month. “It’s not really Republican or Democrat. It’s about public safety and…

Original published: 2019-04-18 17:00:16 Read the full Dallas News here

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