How do the cameras work?
  • The system activates when motion is detected just prior to the stop bar AFTER the traffic signal has turned red. The cameras capture three images of an alleged violation, two taken from the rear of the vehicle and one taken from the front of the vehicle
  • The first rear image shows the vehicle at the white stop bar and the illuminated red light.
  • The second rear image shows the violator in the middle of the intersection with the red light illuminated.
  • The third image is taken from the front to show the driver of the vehicle.
  • The license plate image is a close-up from one of the images captured.
  • The driver's face image is a close-up from the front image.
  • Data, including the time, date, and duration of the yellow and red lights, also is recorded.
  • Cameras also record a 12-second digital video of the violation, including six seconds prior to and six seconds after running the red light.

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1. What is a red-light running violation?
2. Where are the red-light cameras located?
3. How do the cameras work?
4. Why does the camera flash when no one actually runs the red light?