Gov. Abbott calls for end to red light cameras

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Law enforcement by camera.

It’s about time.

The San Antonio Express-News reports: “Gov. Greg Abbott wants to hit the brake on red light cameras in Texas, announcing Monday he wants lawmakers to ban cities from using the traffic devices next year.

“Abbott contends red light cameras can make intersections less safe by causing more rear-end wrecks due to sharp braking. He adds that the cameras can pose a constitutional issue by “rendering accused violators guilty until proven innocent,” and by accusing drivers of violating the law without a witness.”

And yes, those are major objections to such law enforcement by camera but there are others.  See the more issues here.

Also see: Texas Governor Campaigns On Red Light Camera Ban

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  1. James Walker says

    With luck, Governor Abbott’s support will help get red light cameras permanently banned by law. They are revenue devices, not safety programs, as shown by most unbiased studies.
    James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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