2500 violations captured in Redding traffic camera's first month

Apr 30, 2015 6:16 PM by News Staff

Redding police say more than 2,500 red light violations were captured in April by the new traffic camera at Hilltop Drive and Cypress Avenue.

The traffic camera went active at 12:01 p.m. March 31, and violators in April get off with a warning, which is good news for 2,556 violators captured by the camera in its first 30 days.

Citations for red light violations will begin being issued Friday at midnight, and the fines won't be cheap. The full cost of fines and fees for a red light violation is $469.

The City of Redding already has four cameras in place, each of which snaps about 300 violations a month, but the city doesn't receive any money from them. Redding Police Sergeant Brian Barner told Action News Now last in March that the payout is in the form of safety.

Sergeant Barner says since the previous four cameras were installed, accidents at the intersections are down 40 percent, overall traffic has reduced by 5 percent and red light violations dropped 15 percent from 2013.

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