Las Cruces pursues $3M in unpaid red-light fines

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Red-light enforcement cameras may be gone from Las Cruces, but the fines are not forgotten.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the city still intends to pursue nearly $3 million in unpaid fines for red-light runners.

The city opted in February not to renew its contract with Redflex Traffic Systems and crews removed the cameras from intersections this week.

The cameras had been present for six years.

Officials say they don’t have solid data indicating that the cameras at three busy intersections are producing results.

City Manager Robert Garza says motorists with outstanding citations are expected to pay them but they can also appeal.

Garza says Redflex will likely seek payment too since that is how the company gets paid for its services. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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