More red light cameras coming to Philadelphia

    More intersections in Philadelphia will soon be covered by red-light cameras. The goal is to cut down on a Philadelphia tradition.

    More intersections in Philadelphia will soon be covered by red-light cameras. The goal is to cut down on a Philadelphia tradition.

    In many places in Philadelphia, running the red light is commonplace. Now three more intersections will be covered by cameras to catch red-light runners. Chris Vogler is head of red-light enforcement for the Philadelphia Parking Authority. He says the intersections all are known as high accident areas because of red light running.

    “These three intersections average a high number of red light runing a day,” Vogler said. “At Henry Avgenue and Walnut Lane and Aramingo and Castor average the 100 vehicle mark, Rising Sun and Adams is higher than that it’s close to 150.”

    After construction is complete, there will be a 60 day test period, where only warnings will be issued . There are 70 cameras protecting 15 intersections so far, and Vogler says about 100 thousand violations were issued last year.

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