There is an initiative on the ballot in Houston to get rid of red light cameras. This is Proposition 3 on our ballot. To keep the cameras, you must vote yes on Proposition 3.
The only reason to get rid of these cameras is so that we can run red lights and, by so doing, cause accidents that kill and maim people.
Anybody who drives in Houston knows that our roads are filled with drunks and crazies.
Why would we make our roads any less safe than they already are?
One objection people make to red light cameras is that cameras exists only for cities to make money from tickets.
No money would be raised if people would stop running red lights.
Revenue from the cameras have raised millions of dollars for Ben Taub Hospital in Houston.
The bottom line is that red light cameras save lives.
“We’ve all seen the tragic consequences of motorists violating traffic signals and maiming or killing innocent pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles. The right to privacy doesn’t apply to reckless driving on public thoroughfares that endangers the community. We believe the cameras are a vital extension of our undermanned police traffic-enforcement capabilities. In this case, a picture can vastly multiply the eyes and extend the arms of the law…Mayor Annise Parker and a majority of City Council support red-light cameras. These elected officials are joined by an impressive group of community law enforcement officials and health care leaders of the Texas Heart Institute, Harris County Hospital District, Memorial Hermann Healthcare Systems, Teaching Hospitals of Texas and the Texas Hospital Association.”
Safe driving is not an ideological issue. All people need safe roads.
Please vote Yes on Proposition 3.