Red light cameras in Texas
POSTED: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 6:26pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 3:45pm
LONGVIEW - The city of Longview is one of more than 35 Texas cities that have red light cameras installed at intersections to catch and ticket red light runners. More than $62 Million Dollars were collected in fines in 2009. Houston leads the pack with almost $25 Million in fines since 2007. And Dallas isn't far behind with $14 Million.
But smaller cities like Longview don't collect enough fines to pay for the leasing of their cameras. In fact, the city was $300,000 dollars short of breaking even.
Kevin Brownlee of the Longview Police Department says it's about keeping the city safe and not about making money.
Here are the locations of the cameras in Longview right now:
Spur 63 / Marshall Ave
Eastman / Estes
4th / Loop 281
McCann / Loop 281
HG Mosley / Marshall
Cotton / Mobberly
Bill Owens / Loop 281
Judson / Hollybrook
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