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New Ban Should Please Many Drivers in This State

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed bill getting rid of red-light cameras

(Newser) - Texans no longer have to dread trips to the mailbox, at least for one reason. On Saturday, Gov. Greg Abbott posted a video on Twitter showing himself signing into law a ban on red-light cameras, which the Houston Chronicle says will go into effect Sept. 1. The bill also permits...

Engineer Sues for Right to Call Out Traffic Camera Problems

Mats Järlström was slapped with a $500 fine for criticizing traffic light formulas

(Newser) - After electronics engineer Mats Järlström publicly challenged the mathematical formula used by the traffic cameras in his town of Beaverton, Ore., he was slapped with a $500 ticket for practicing engineering without a license. Now he’s suing the Oregon State Board of Examiners for squashing his First...

Man Films Self Tampering With Traffic Cameras

Needless to say, it does not end well for him

(Newser) - A man accused of driving around Long Island and tampering with red-light cameras was arrested after police were tipped off about a YouTube video he made documenting his exploits, the New York Daily News reports. In the video posted yesterday, 42-year-old Stephen Ruth admits to getting ticketed by red-light cameras...

In NM, Unpaid Tickets Could Get Your Utilities Shut Off

Las Cruces really wants to collect red-light-camera fines

(Newser) - Thinking about skipping out on your red-light-camera ticket? You might want to reconsider, at least if you're a resident of Las Cruces, New Mexico, where delinquent violators could have their utilities shut off. Officials were apparently desperate to come up with a way to collect unpaid fines, which have...

Teen Leads City's Fight on Red-Light Cameras

17-year-old Josh Sutinen running initiative to ban them in Longview, Washington

(Newser) - Josh Sutinen isn't old enough to vote and only got his driver's license last month, but he's already among the leaders in a national backlash against cameras that issue traffic tickets. The 17-year-old has worked for most of this year pushing an initiative to ban red-light and...

Red-Light Camera Save Lives
 Red-Light Cameras Save Lives 

Red-Light Cameras Save Lives

Survey sees drop in fatalities at intersections with cameras

(Newser) - Red-light cameras make big money for cities, delivering more tickets at lower cost than human officers ever could. But the cameras also apparently save lives: a 5-year study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that intersections with such cameras had about 25% fewer fatalities, the Washington Post reports....

New Cell Service Warns of Speed Traps

Trapster helps motorists avoid tickets

(Newser) - Motorists intent on avoiding tickets can now rely on a mobile phone service designed to warn them about radar traps and red-light cameras, the AP reports. Called Trapster, the service uses wireless Internet or a phone’s GPS capabilities to determine location, and gives users an alert if they are...

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