Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law banning the use of red light cameras on June 1, 2019. Under the new law, the City’s red light camera program immediately ceased operation.
The City has formally notified Redflex Traffic Systems, the company contracted by the City to operate the cameras, to cease operations and terminate the contract. The contract allows for the City to terminate immediately once the State ban occurred.
No further payments for violations will be processed.
Southlake has four cameras. In the coming weeks, the City will work with Redflex to have the cameras removed from the following locations:
Southlake Boulevard @ Pearson Lane
Southlake Boulevard @ Kimball Avenue
Southlake Boulevard @ Carroll Avenue
Southlake Boulevard @ Peytonville Avenue
Notifications for the minor traffic disruption, while the cameras are being removed, will be shared on social media once dates are selected.
While money from the red light cameras was included as part of the budget, the total dollars were split three ways. Redflex took 50 percent for processing, 25 percent went to the State of Texas and the remaining 25 percent went to Southlake where funds supported traffic safety initiatives such as school zone striping and maintenance.
“The removal of the red light cameras will not impact our efforts to protect Southlake,” notes Southlake Police Chief James Brandon. “We will continue with our work to keep our intersections as safe as possible. Our Traffic and Patrol Divisions work diligently every day to help ensure the traveling public in Southlake reaches their destinations safely.”
For questions about red light cameras visit the red light camera webpage on the City’s website.