Passing Anti-Red Light Camera Bills Puts the Citizens of Austin at Risk on Our Roadways

By Mayor Adler

There are lots of opinions on red light cameras, but only one fact: Red light cameras save lives.

Crashes have declined by nearly 84% in Austin at intersections with red light cameras since 2008. Moreover, more than 45% of the red light running citations written are issued to people who don’t live in Austin.

Unquestionably, people are alive today in our city because we use red light cameras.

I encourage all members of the Texas Legislature to reject legislation which would ban this life-saving technology or hinder our ability to hold red light runners accountable, including HB 1244, SB 88 and SB 87. Continue reading