HPD will stick with original red light camera intersections

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This KTRH-740 story made me laugh out loud:

Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt says the city will stick with its initial plan to install red light cameras at ten local intersections, despite getting approval to put those devices on state-owned roads which the department admits are more dangerous.

Hurtt said last week he doesn’t want to delay implementation of the cameras, scheduled for mid-July, while HPD waits for Tex-DOT approval of its selected intersections.

Show Chief Hurtt the money!

In related red light news, a stupid driver ran a red light and crashed into a pickup truck. Rescue crews had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue the driver of the truck, who is now in critical condition.

How, pray tell, would a red light camera have prevented that accident? Idiot drivers are idiot drivers and cameras won’t stop them.

(But now police will have pictures to share with local media.)

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