Per state law, the revenue from red light penalties was first used to cover expenses from the program. The remaining funds were split 50/50 between the state and City. These funds were placed in the City’s general fund to be used only for traffic safety programs, intersection improvements, public safety programs and traffic enforcement, including the Safe Light Sugar Land initiative.
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Red light cameras in Sugar Land were turned off on June 2, 2019.
All outstanding notice of violations, regardless of the date of violation, are exempt from payment responsibility and no further administrative hearings will be scheduled or heard. No refunds will be issued for violation payments already processed.
If your payment has not been processed, checks will be returned to you. If you do not receive your returned payment within 60 days of being mailed, contact Peggy Heinemeyer at 281-275-2055.
Fines assessed from red light camera violations were civil fines, not criminal. Because the violation was a civil matter, it did not count as a moving violation and was not reported on your driving record.
The city’s red light camera vendor will remove the equipment per the city’s contract. The removal process could take four to six months. Sugar Land’s RLC contract includes an adverse legislation termination clause. The city’s RLC vendor will remove their equipment at their cost.
The Sugar Land Police Department will continue to monitor traffic concerns and accidents. Traffic officers will be deployed to locations where there’s an identified need.
Revenue from red light cameras represented approximately one percent of the City's general fund operating budget prior to termination of the program and could only be used for traffic safety programs.
Approximately 70 percent of violators did not live in Sugar Land.