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Richardson Suspends Red Light Camera Program

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RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) -  The City of Richardson says it has suspended its red light camera photo enforcement program effective immediately.

The City says its waiting for clarification from a district court judge who ruled a red light violator was not liable for the civil penalty issued after a photographed violation.

In a news release, the City of Richardson explained, "On June 27, 2016, the 134th Judicial District Court issued a final judgment granting declaratory relief to plaintiff Russell J. Bowman, holding that he is not liable for the civil penalty related to a photographic signal enforcement system notice of violation issued by the City of Richardson. The Court's ruling did not address any of Bowman's other claims regarding the legitimacy of Richardson's photographic traffic signal enforcement system or those of other Texas cities.

While the City believes its photographic traffic signal enforcement system was operating as allowed by state law, the City is suspending its enforcement of the program until such time as the district court or an appeals court can provide clarification or a ruling on the legality of the red light camera program.

The City says anyone who's received a red light camera ticket before July 19, is still responsible for paying it.

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