Sunday, December 21, 2014

Grace period ends for West Oak Lane red-light cameras

A red light camera is seen on a pole along Franklin Corner Road in Lawrence Township, Wednesday, July, 25, 2012. New Jersey is again giving the green light to red-light cameras. Gov. Chris Christie says all of the cameras have been certified.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A red light camera is seen on a pole along Franklin Corner Road in Lawrence Township, Wednesday, July, 25, 2012. New Jersey is again giving the green light to red-light cameras. Gov. Chris Christie says all of the cameras have been certified.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Red-light camera fines are going into effect today at a new intersection.

The cameras at Stenton and Ogontz avenues in West Oak Lane were activated in January. Motorists initially had a 45-day grace period, which ended at midnight.

Now, drivers who run a red light at the intersection will face a $100 fine, insteaad of a warning.

The device is the 26th red-light camera in Philadelphia.

In the last fiscal year, the Philadelphia Parking Authority issued 167,824 citations and 6,111 warning notices from the cameras, leading to more than $17 million in revenue from the fines, according to the agency's annual report


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