Sugar Land appoints 11 citizens to study red light cameras

July 16, 2013 7:22:02 PM PDT
Sugar Land City Council has appointed 11 citizens to an independent red light task force.

The group will spend four months studying the effectiveness of sugar land's red light camera program.

The task force will then develop a recommendation for the city that could include getting rid of, keeping or modifying the program.

The task force was created following a report to Sugar Land council members on June 4, which determined that a petition to prohibit enforcement of the city's cameras was invalid because the petition didn't meet city charter requirements.

Sugar Land currently has the red light cameras at four intersections - U.S. Highway 59 at Highway 6, U.S. Highway 90A at Dairy Ashford, Eldridge Road at West Airport Boulevard and Highway 6 at Lexington Boulevard.

According to the city, they've resulted in a 58 percent reduction in accidents at those intersections from 2009-2012.

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