A community just north of Philadelphia may be the first suburb in the state to install red-light cameras.
The Bucks County Courier Times reported Sunday that commissioners in Abington voted 14-1 to install the devices at three busy intersections.
For the past eight years, Philadelphia has been the only place in Pennsylvania where red-light cameras are used to catch traffic scofflaws.
But a state law approved last year now allows Pittsburgh, Abington and 11 other municipalities to consider installing the devices.
A spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation says several of those communities have made inquiries about the cameras, but Abington is the furthest along in the process.
PennDOT must approve Abington’s plan before the cameras are installed.