PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – To welcome in the New Year, Philadelphia has turned on two new cameras to catch drivers running the red lights.
The new cameras are located at Aramingo Avenue and York Street in Fishtown and Aramingo and Castor Avenues in Port Richmond, according to Chris Vogler, manager of Red Light Enforcement for the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
“These two intersections have had high instances of accidents caused by red light running; also both of these intersections are on the northern and southern end of the Aramingo Avenue business corridor.”
For the next 60-days violators will receive warnings, but starting March 2nd, red light runners will face $100 fines.
Vogler says there are now 85 red light cameras operating in Philadelphia and he says violations have decreased up to 60 percent at those locations.
Reported By Lynne Adkins, KYW Newsradio; CBS 3.