[UPDATE] A compliance mix-up with a red light camera in southwestern Philadelphia may end up costing the city more than $1 million in lost revenue. Have you had any problems with red light cameras?
[UPDATE] A compliance mix-up with a red light camera in southwestern Philadelphia may end up costing the city about $1 million in lost revenue.
NBC10 reported previously that the Philadelphia Parking Authority failed to post a warning sign at the intersection of Island Avenue and Lindberg Boulevard in southwestern Philadelphia when the red light camera was first activated last year.
The required sign wasn’t posted until mid-February, beginning a 60-day grace period. As a result of the delay, any fines collected from violations that were picked up by the camera between February 11, 2012, and April 13, 2012, must be returned.
At $100 a pop, that adds up to a big payout from the city. And think about this: about a million dollars collected in just two months from one intersection. Drivers take note: Watch out for those red lights. You might have to pay next time. Let’s hope it doesn’t cost you more than money.