Bill To Ban Red Light Cameras Passes Senate, Waiting For Gov. Abbott's Signature

May 17, 2019

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Lawmakers in Texas are inching closer and closer to banning red light cameras throughout Texas.

The Texas Senate has passed the bill of banning red light camers and is currently heading to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk to either sign or veto the bill.

"Our citizens have been waiting a long time to get rid of red light cameras," says Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

The Texas Senate voted in favor of banning red light cameras, 23-8.

People who supported red light cameras says it was there to make the streets safer and generate money to local communities, wheras, people who were against it says it violates the U.S. Constitution and provoked more rear-end accidents.

Red light cameras have been in place since 2007.



via Star-Telegram