Las Cruces Continues Battle Over Red Light Cameras

Las Cruces – Las Cruces is still operating two red-light cameras at intersections under state control, despite last month's vote by the state Transportation Commission to prohibit such cameras on state or federal roads over which it has jurisdiction.

The commission's March 18 vote gave cities 60 days to remove any red-light cameras operating on roads under New Mexico's jurisdiction.

Representatives from Las Cruces and the state Department of Transportation have been trying to negotiate a settlement about the revenues collected from tickets issued because of the red-light cameras.

Commission member John Hummer of Las Cruces says the panel is trying to work out something that will be mutually beneficial.

Hummer says that in the meantime, the cameras are still in place and still being used.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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