Sunday, May 24, 2015

2 more red-light cameras activated in Philly

Red-light cameras have been activated at Island and Bartram Avenues, bringing to 27 the number of locations in Philadelphia outfitted with the devices.

The newest cameras, activated Monday, will generate warning notices for 45 days to vehicles detected running a red light there. After June 11, violations will mean a $100 fine, mailed to the owner of the vehicle.

Since the red-light camera program began in 2005, 119 cameras have been installed at 27 intersections. The program is operated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

From fiscal 2007 through fiscal 2013, the cameras produced $71.8 million in revenue, of which $38.6 million went to pay the camera company, American Traffic Solutions of Tempe, Ariz., and other expenses, leaving $33.2 million to be deposited into a state highway safety fund.

- Paul Nussbaum

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