New red-light cameras up in Philadelphia

There are three new red-light camera intersections undergoing a test phase in Philadelphia.

 

Those new locations with red light cameras are Academy Road and Grant Avenue; Woodhaven and Knights roads; and Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road.

For now, those who run the light will only receive a warning, says Vince Fenerty, head of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

“There are no tickets for the next 60 days of any new camera location,” he said.

Any motorist who does go through a red light will be mailed a warning — along with three photos showing that motorist running the red light, he said.

Fenerty says the new cameras bring the total in Philadelphia to more than 100. Others are on the way for installation.

“There is one additional intersection that should be starting to be built within the next 30 days, which is at Byberry Road and Worthington,” he said.

Beginning Dec. 18, any driver who go through red lights at the intersections with the new cameras will receive a $100 ticket for each offense.

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