February 20, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Red Light Camera at Kansas and Kearney Now Live

At 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, the recently installed camera for northbound traffic on Kansas Expressway at Kearney Street will go “live” for actual citations. Issuing of citations follows a 30-day period when motorists running red traffic signals were given warning notices only.

With the start of actual citations at this location, there are now a total of thirteen (13) cameras installed in the City for the purpose of red light running enforcement at eleven (11) different intersections. A map of all camera locations may be found on the City Web site at www.springfieldmo.gov/egov/publicworks/traffic/.

Citations 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. 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 has been clearly marked with signs, while other signs at various locations around the City state that Springfield uses photo red-light enforcement.

Approved Red Light Program

There are a total of 16 cameras authorized by City Council to be installed under the Automated Red Light Enforcement Program. Additional cameras will be installed at three (3) more intersection approaches within the next few months.

For more questions and answers involving the red light photo enforcement, see the FAQ linked in the sidebar of the CityConnect blog 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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840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
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