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Texas poised to put a stop to red light cameras

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Red light cameras in Texas could soon be a thing of the past.

House Bill 1631 passed the Texas House on Wednesday by a vote of 109 to 34. The legislation would prevent cities from continuing the use of red light cameras.

Those cameras have been a fixture at hundreds of Texas intersections since 2007, and are used to take a picture of any car that attempts to blow past a red light.

If a car is photographed, a $75 ticket is then mailed to the owner of the car.

If the bill passes the Senate, cities would be allowed to operate the cameras until their contracts with vendors expire.

A Senate committee has already approved a companion bill to House Bill 1631. It, too, is awaiting a full Senate hearing.

The legislative session ends May 27.

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