Two new redlight cameras are going up this week in the Roxborough and Summerdale neighborhoods, but drivers will have two months to get used them before the fines start wracking up.
The city of Philadelphia is turning on more redlight cameras today. But there will be a grace period before the fines begin flowing at the newest locations, the intersections of Henry Avenue and Walnut Lane in Roxborough and Rising Sun and Adams Avenues in Summerdale.
Corrine O’Connor oversees redlight cameras for the Philadelphia Parking Authority. She says there will be a two-month grace period for people to adjust to the new cameras.
“You run that red light on Tuesday, you are going to receive a warning letter in the mail that if this camera were live and activated this would have been a $100 penalty,” she says.
O’Connor says the cameras cut red light running by as much as 80% elsewhere in Philadelphia. The two-month grace period will end on November 12th. After the initial $100 fine, future violations can lead to a driver’s car getting booted.