As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston.
Question: Humble still has them, but if you get a red light camera ticket do you still have to pay it even if Abbott outlawed them?
Answer: Effective June 2, 2019, per HB 1631, 86th Texas Legislature, local authorities are no longer permitted to install or operate photographic traffic signal enforcement systems, or red light cameras, and use of evidence from photographic enforcement systems is prohibited.
So, what this means is, if a municipality is under contract with an entity to enforce the red light camera system, and cant break it, they are legally allowed to continue using red light cameras until the contract is terminated.
Now, since the ticket is a civic violation and not a criminal violation, there is no language that can force you to pay.