Baytown, TX became one of the latest cities to ban red light cameras with a citizens vote. Strangely enough, ATS doesn’t seem to get the hint. Reports out of the Houston suburb have confirmed that the cameras are still on and flashing, but no tickets are being issued. When reached for comment, Baytown officials will only say, “the ordinance is being observed.”
What’s going on in Texas is eerily similar to what Redflex was trying to pull when their contract with Arizona DPS was terminated. You may remember that they were attempting to record speeds for data they could later manipulate.
It’s hard to say exactly when ATS plans on shipping their scamera equipment out of Baytown, but the voters who cast them out are becoming increasingly impatient.