Red light cameras, kicking and screaming

By Mark Lisheron  /   July 13, 2016  /   Watchdog.org

Red light cameras are in trouble in Texas, but don’t expect cities hooked on the revenue they generate to give up without a fight.

A district judge in Richardson last week awarded more than $27,000 in attorney’s fees and a summary judgment to a Keller man who argued the ticket he received in 2012 and the camera system used to issue it are unconstitutional.

Russell Bowman has expanded his personal ticket fight to a class action lawsuit involving 48 Texas cities, including Austin. Bowman, an attorney, is also suing the cities of Diboll, Magnolia, Plano and Willis in separate actions to invalidate their red light camera systems…

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