Texas: Statewide Plate Tracking Plan Dropped from Bill

This weekend, the Texas legislature dropped a legislative provision that would have enable the statewide photo tracking of vehicles’ license plate.
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This weekend, the Texas legislature dropped a legislative provision that would have enabled the statewide photo tracking of vehicles’ license plates.

Photo enforcement moved forward in other areas. A plan to sunset red-light enforcement cameras was scrapped, according to the Website TheNewspaper.com, which opposes most implementations of traffic-enforcement cameras.

The Website also reports that the bill includes a provision to enable photo enforcement of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (by using automated systems to detect the number of passengers in a vehicle) and a move toward photo-based toll road billing.

The provisions are part of a major state Department of Transportation reauthorization bill. At this point, according to TheNewspaper.com, the bill cannot be changed and lawmakers are expected to pass it in its current form.

There’s more here.

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