City nears activation of new red light cams

Stock Photo: Red light camera
Stock Photo: Red light camera

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Running a red light undetected in the capital city is about to become a little more difficult. The city says it's almost ready to activate red light cameras at two more intersections.

City spokeswoman Carol Gunter says the new cameras, located at the intersections of Taylor Road and East Chase, as well as Eastern Boulevard at Vaughn Road, will be activated on October 20. This will kick off Phase II of the city's red light camera project.

The activation will bring the total the number of camera-monitored intersections to nine. Seven have been under surveillance for more than a year.

City leaders say they've already seen a decrease by approximately 200 in the average number of red light runners. One intersection, Fairview Avenue and Norman Bridge Road, actually saw the cameras come down after statistics showed a decreased need for the cameras. They will be relocated to another area of town.

Officials say the program is really not affected by the economy. Those who choose run a light are the ones who ultimately pay for the program. Citations cost $60.00, but no points are assessed on a violator's driver license.

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