Fort Worth

Many Fort Worth Drivers Ignore Red Light Camera Ticket Fines

City records show less than half of the more than 230,000 drivers caught by cameras running red lights in Fort Worth during the last fiscal year actually paid the $75 ticket.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the non-payments were sent out for collections but because the tickets are civil violations, they won't be reported to a credit bureau. They also don't show up on driving records, which means the Fort Worth tickets don't impact a driver's insurance rates.

Backers of the cameras, which produced $2.4 million for the city, say they promote safety.

Kelly Canon, who led a successful recent effort to stop the camera use in nearby Arlington, says the devices are unconstitutional. She's pushing to put the question of red-light cameras before Fort Worth voters next November.

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