POSTED: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 5:35pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
Harlingen is one the cities using red light cameras. This week the State Senate could end the use of those cameras. It was already voted by the House to do so on May 8th. We talked with residents to see what they think about the cameras.
Off Lincoln and Frontage in Harlingen cameras are watching your car. They are making sure you are not running through red lights. Most residents we talked to today are in favor of having the camera's at intersections.
We talked with city of Harlingen...they are in favor of the red lights themselves. The city gets a portion of the revenues made from the tickets and they say the lights help reduce accidents at the intersection.
Harlingen's contract ends next year and if legislation passes to not renew contracts it means no more cameras.
We did talk to some people choosing not go on camera who were not in favor of the cameras. they say they have flaws. Mike Pratcher who is in favor of the cameras even says there are flaws with them.
A final vote on the issue is expected later this week.