Grace period ends for West Oak Lane red-light cameras
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.