Young County not affected by red light camera ban

With House Bill 1631 recently being signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott many cities across the state are having to remove their red light cameras, but Young County cities will not be one of them as there are no such cameras up.

According to Texas Department of Transportation Wichita Falls District Public Information Officer Adèle Lewis, the Wichita Falls District consisting of Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger and Young Counties do not have any red light cameras up as no cities passed ordinances to do so.

However, Lewis wrote in a press release the district does have signal cameras and traffic cameras.

“Signal Cameras: These types of cameras just watch traffic at intersections and change the signals when the cameras see movement,” Lewis wrote, “It’s not recording and it’s not a red light camera. We have too many signal cams to count both on state roads and city streets. These cameras replaced the old ‘loop in the road’ way of changing the lights.”

For the rest of the story, see the Saturday, June 8 edition of The Graham Leader.

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