Jersey Village, Texas voters are first to want red light cameras

Jersey Village, Texas red light camera program survives by 310 votes.

Jersey Village on Saturday became the first town in Texas where red light cameras have survived a ballot box challenge. Proponents of automated ticketing turned out 675 votes in the Houston suburb while only 366 showed up on the side of the ban — fewer than the 439 that signed the petition putting the ban measure on the ballot in the first place.

Local election observers point out that the strategy of American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to introduce a competing measure to change the debate paid off. In February, the city council added a second ballot proposition to the mix.

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