They will begin operations on Sun., Sept. 15th.
Frederick Police say red light cameras will be added to two more intersections in the city. Authorities say the cameras will be activated on Sunday, September 15th at eastbound West South Street and South Jefferson Street, and northbound South Jefferson Street at West South Street. Another camera will be placed at eastbound West South Street and Center Street and South Bentz Street.
Police say over a 30-day period after the cameras are activated, owners of vehicles which run the red lights at those two intersections will be mailed a warning. After that, they'll be subject to citations and a fine of $75.
Authorities say since the photo enforcement program began, red-light running violations at intersections with cameras have fallen 55%. The drop in violations indicates a change in driver behavior and improved safety, and that means fewer opportunities to not stopping when the traffic light turns red.
"There is no doubt the addition of red-light cameras in Frederick has increased safety. This is a public safety program that deters red-light running crashes by changing driver behavior," says Lt. Jason Keckler, the administrator of the red-light camera program for the Frederick Police Department, in a statement. "We have experienced a significant decrease in motor vehicle crashes at our current red-light camera intersections, which illustrates the effectiveness of this program."
Critics have said it's mostly a revenue generator for municipalities.
Authorities say these two new red light cameras will bring the number of intersections with these devices in Frederick to 12.
The cameras take a picture of the vehicles which run red lights. Violations are issued after police review the photographic and video evidence, according to the city. The owner of the vehicle is mailed a warning or citation.
The cameras operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week.