January 16, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Three Red Light Cameras Activated for Violations

At 12:01 am on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, recently installed cameras on Kansas Expressway at Battlefield Road, Glenstone Avenue at Chestnut Expressway, and Chestnut Expressway at Glenstone Avenue will go “live” for actual red-light running notices of violation. This follows the 30-day warning period for each location.

With the start of actual notices of violation at these three locations, there are a total of 12 cameras installed in the City for the purpose of red-light running enforcement at 10 different intersections.

Notices of violation issued at locations with red-light cameras will be sent to the individual or company listed as the owner of record of the vehicle that ran the red light. The notices will include a copy of a still photo of the vehicle and a Web link to the video documentation. A red-light violation is defined as crossing the wide white line (known as the stop bar) at the intersection after the signal has turned red. Vehicles that cross the stop bar on yellow or are in the intersection when the light turns red are not in violation of the red-light ordinance.

The civil penalty for running a red light is $100. The photo-enforced violations will be a civil penalty and will not result in points on a driver’s record. Each photo-enforced intersection approach is clearly marked with signs, while other signs at various locations around the City state that Springfield uses photo red-light enforcement.

New Camera Location for “Warning Notices Only”

The City of Springfield will activate one more photo red light camera for “Warning Notices Only” beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 with a camera set for the northbound approach on Kansas Expressway at Kearney Street. Actual ticketing for red-light running violations would begin on Feb. 23, 2009 following the 30-day warning period. This is the 13th red light camera to be installed under the Automated Red Light Enforcement Program out of the total 16 cameras approved by City Council.

For more questions and answers involving the red light photo enforcement, visit CityConnect on the City Web site at: www.springfieldmo.gov/cityconnect or call the City’s Citizen Service Request Office at 864-1012.

For media information, contact: Earl Newman, Assistant Public Works Director/Traffic Engineering, 864-1980; or Louise Whall, Director of Public Information, 864-1010.

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