Texas: License Plate Photo Tracking Legislation Moves Forward

Authorities in Texas may soon have the ability to track the movement of specific automobiles around the state through traffic cameras.
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Update: This provision was stripped from the underlying bill May 30.

Authorities in Texas may soon have the ability to track the movement of specific automobiles around the state through traffic cameras.

A provision in a major Transportation Department reauthorization bill—that would also sunset red-light enforcement camera use and ban new red-light cams—also allows the state to enter into program for the photo identification of license plate.

The legislation, which is heading into conference, says the images could be use for enforcement of laws (other than traffic laws) and for other reasons including finding missing children and seniors.

The Website TheNewspaper.com has more.

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