West Oak Lane intersection to get red-light cameras
The cameras, at Stenton and Ogontz Avenues, will be activated at 12:01 a.m. Monday. For the first 45 days the cameras are in operation, drivers who run a red light will get a warning ticket in the mail.
After the end of that grace period, which ends at midnight on March 5, drivers will face a $100 fine for each violation.
In the last seven years, Philadelphia's cameras have caught 787,000 drivers running red lights, resulting in $72 million in fines collected. The program is administered by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, and the revenues go to a statewide fund for highway safety projects. - Paul Nussbaum