CRASH VIDEOS: MPD is watching you with 10 new red light cameras - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

CRASH VIDEOS: MPD is watching you with 10 new red light cameras

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Meth found in Decatur motel; 3 arrested

    Meth found in Decatur motel; 3 arrested

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:02:06 GMT
    On Aug 20 The Decatur Police Department's Patrol Devision responded to a 911 call at a local motel. The call was received from an undetermined room.After further investigating, the people in the room were identified as William Alfonso Swopes and Amanada Morrow. Officers soon discovered that Swopes had an active felony warrant in Ohio.Officers confirmed Swopes' warrant and gathered information that James Daniel Sapp Jr. was going to arrive with an amount of methamphetamine.More >>
    On Aug 20 The Decatur Police Department's Patrol Devision responded to a 911 call at a local motel. The call was received from an undetermined room.After further investigating, the people in the room were identified as William Alfonso Swopes and Amanada Morrow. Officers soon discovered that Swopes had an active felony warrant in Ohio.Officers confirmed Swopes' warrant and gathered information that James Daniel Sapp Jr. was going to arrive with an amount of methamphetamine.More >>
  • Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:51:13 GMT
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
  • WAFF48 Anchors take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    WAFF48 Anchors take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
    WAFF48 News Anchors Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.More >>
    WAFF48 News Anchors Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The odds of being caught running a red light in the city of Montgomery just tilted a little more in law enforcement's favor with the installation of 10 new red light cameras that became operational last Friday.

Authorities say these additional cameras are part of the city's automated traffic enforcement program that targets specific intersections to increase safety and prevent crashes.

When a vehicle runs a red light where a camera is installed, the system will catch three images of the violation. The first image shows the vehicle before crossing the while line while the light is red, the second shows the vehicle in the intersection and the third image shows a close-up of the license plate of the vehicle in question.

Starting on Friday, May 10, drivers who run red lights at the following intersections can smile pretty for the camera and brace themselves for a fee - there will be no grace period with the new cameras:

  • Atlanta Highway at Coliseum Boulevard
  • Atlanta Highway at Perry Hill Road/Dalraida Road
  • Eastern Boulevard at Carmichael Road
  • Eastern Boulevard/U.S. 231/SR 53 at Lagoon Park Drive/Plantation Way
  • Troy Highway/U.S. 231 at Virginia Loop Road/Christine Elizabeth Curve
  • Eastern Boulevard/U.S. 231 at East Shirley Lane
  • Perry Hill Road/Dalraida Road at Atlanta Highway
  • South Union Street/SR 9 at South Street East
  • Eastern Boulevard at Carmichael Road
  • South Union Street/SR 9 at South Street

The fine for being caught by one of these cameras is $60. Montgomery implemented the red light camera program back in 2008.

"We have seen a steady decrease in red light running where the cameras are in place, and we believe there is a clear deterrent effect that makes our roads safer throughout Montgomery," said Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy.

Police say nationwide, drivers who run red lights are responsible for an estimated 260,000 crashes, 1,000 fatalities and 200,000 injuries each year.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.