Houston Kills Red Light Cameras
Houston might be hot, muggy, and beauty challenged, but at least residents and city leaders there have enough sense there to get rid of red-light cameras.
Most Metroplex cities, including Fort Worth and Arlington, continue shoving those red-light cameras down our throats even though they do little to increase public safety, and, in my experience, actually create safety hazards.
Arlington is now considering joining a scofflaw program to make sure violators pay their $75 fines since, after all, generating income is what the cameras are really about.
Fort Worth, on the other hand, is trying new ways to increase revenues off the backs of motorists by charging them to park in huge, near-empty parking lots in the cultural district.