Red Light Cameras Go Dark

Voters say no to cameras at intersections

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    NBCDFW.com
    Houston turned off its red light cameras after voters decided to get rid of them.

    Houston turned off its red light cameras Monday after canvassing votes from a November 2 ballot question that asked city residents whether they wanted cameras at their intersections.

    Initially, the city had said it would have to live up to the 120-day shut-off clause in the contract it has with the camera supplier even though most voters had opposed the cameras.

    "Citizens Against Red Light Cameras," the group that petitioned to put the question on the ballot, says the cameras have never been proven to save a life.

    Police and rescue services had quoted studies that found collisions decreasing at intersections with cameras. The cameras had generated more than $44 million in revenues.