Ask the editor: Why are there still red-light cameras in Humble after Sept. 1?

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Readers can submit questions about government, laws, projects and more to their local editor. (Community Impact Staff)

Readers can submit questions about government, laws, projects and more to their local editor. (Community Impact Staff)

Drivers may have noticed red-light cameras still are perched atop select intersections in Humble—despite House Bill 1631, a red-light camera ban, passing in the 86th Texas legislative session.

Although the ban became effective Sept. 1, a provision in the law allows cities to keep operating the cameras until their contracts with vendors expire, according to the Texas Legislature.


Humble City Manager Jason Stuebe said the red-light cameras in the city of Humble will remain until 2024 due to a contract the city signed with Vera Mobility. However, once the program is no longer sustainable, the contract can be amended and the cameras will be removed, Stuebe said

Although Humble-area drivers may still receive citations from red-light cameras until 2024, neither the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles nor the county tax assessor-collector can place registration holds on unpaid red-light camera tickets, per the law.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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