Northeast Times

More red light cameras are in the Northeast

The Phil­adelphia Park­ing Au­thor­ity has be­gun full en­force­ment at three new red-light cam­era in­ter­sec­tions in North­east Phil­adelphia.

Mo­tor­ists who dis­obey red lights at those in­ter­sec­tions will be sub­ject to $100 fines for each of­fense. The loc­a­tions in­clude Bustleton Av­en­ue and By­berry Road; Academy Road and Grant Av­en­ue; and Wood­haven and Knights roads.

At these in­ter­sec­tions, signs are pos­ted with the state-re­quired warn­ings to alert mo­tor­ists that they are ap­proach­ing red-light cam­er­as.

The Park­ing Au­thor­ity, which ad­min­is­ters the red-light cam­era pro­gram in the city, has re­por­ted that all three in­ter­sec­tions have been in­spec­ted and ap­proved by the Pennsylvania De­part­ment of Trans­port­a­tion and the Phil­adelphia Streets De­part­ment.

Cam­er­as were in­stalled at the three in­ter­sec­tions in Oc­to­ber. Mo­tor­ists were giv­en a 60-day grace peri­od to fa­mil­i­ar­ize them­selves with the cam­er­as, when no fines were is­sued to red-light vi­ol­at­ors.

There are now 24 red-light     cam­era in­ter­sec­tions with 108 in­di­vidu­al cam­er­as throughout Phil­adelphia. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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