bill introduced in the Texas Legislature allows municipalities to
rig cameras as a deterrent to red-light runners.
written by state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, permits cities to
use cameras for enforcement of traffic signals.
new authority, a red-light running vehicle’s license plate number
is captured on camera and a ticket is forwarded to the registered
owner. Under the bill, the fine would be $75.
municipalities would be required to “place or erect signs to inform
motorists entering the municipality that a photographic traffic
signal enforcement system is in use,” King wrote. “The municipality
shall place or erect a sign … at each location where a city limits
sign has been placed or erected adjacent to a roadway that enters
in the bill is a provision that would give revenue from tickets
issued to the Texas Mobility Fund for highway construction.