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

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.