Red-light camera to be installed at Ogontz and Stenton avenues [updated]

UPDATE: As of midnight Thursday, the red-light cameras shifted from sending warnings to fine notices.

The city’s latest red-light camera will be activated at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at the intersection of Stenton and Ogontz avenues. 

 

The location is close to the Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ and Wagner Middle School and is located in an area where Germantown, Mt. Airy and West Oak Lane meet. 

Eighth District Councilwoman Cindy Bass sponsored the legislation (PDF) behind the red-light in February. City council unanimously voted to approve it in June

For the first 45 days, drivers will receive a warning in the mail if they run a red light. Beginning on March 5, violators will be fined $100.

“The safety of my constituents is my primary concern. It is my hope that these cameras add to the quality of life for residents residing in the West Oak Lane section of my district while creating an environment for safe travel for all Philadelphians frequenting the Northwest section of our city,” said Bass.

With this latest addition, there are 115 red-light cameras throughout the city at 26 different intersections, according to the Philadelphia Parking Authoriy. 

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