Sen. Huffines: “stop red light cameras and to hold cities accountable”

image: camera lensFrom the Houston Chronicle: “When the 86th Texas Legislature convenes in 2019, I will pursue legislation to stop red light cameras and to hold cities accountable for violating state laws,” Huffines said in a press release. “Cities need to stop hiding behind ‘government immunity’ to avoid accountability. It’s an option that isn’t afforded to a hardworking, taxpaying Texan who is accused of breaking the law.”

Huffines cited an KXAN television report from September in Austin that said 46 Texas cities with red light cameras had failed to do the engineering study required by state law.

“When a citizen breaks state law, he or she is fined or winds up in jail,” Huffines said in the press release. “Yet with dozens of Texas cities illegally operating red light cameras, there appears to be no consequence or accountability. That’s more than unacceptable, it’s an outrage.”

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