Houston latest US city turning off red-light cameras, opponents calling it a nationwide trend

Source: Associated Press, August 25, 2011

HOUSTON — Houston became the latest U.S. city to turn off its red-light traffic cameras on Wednesday, less than a month after Los Angeles did the same, in a move that camera opponents said reflects a gradual nationwide trend to abandon the devices….. [M]ore than 500 municipalities — including New York, Washington and other large cities — still use them….More than a dozen cities now ban the cameras, as do nine states. …Company spokesman Charles Territo said American Traffic Solutions still has 300 towns and cities as customers, including New York, Washington, New Orleans, Kansas City and 80 communities in Florida. And the Scottsdale, Ariz.,-based company expects to set another record in 2011 for new camera installations.

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