RED light cameras have been in place in Texas for years, but Texas Gov .
Greg Abbott signed a bill this week to phase them out.
He called them a waste of money and said they cause a lot of problems for the public.
He also said it was a waste to spend time on this issue.
“It has been proven that the cameras have reduced fatalities, crashes and injuries and saved lives,” Abbott said.
“I want to make sure that we don’t waste money by spending that time in this way.”
The cameras are a $3 billion dollar program that Texas law enforcement agencies and state agencies have had for about five years.
Abbott signed the bill in April to eliminate the cameras, but he said he could not take that step because of a federal court ruling.
A federal judge in Austin earlier this month ordered the governor to take the cameras off the road.
He said the law requires the state to take steps to ensure their safety and that he will take a look at that ruling.
He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News.
The law also includes measures to keep traffic moving and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.