Abington Red Light Cameras Go Live with Fines

Photo by Charles Fox/Philly.com

Photo by Charles Fox/Philly.com

By Kenneth Lipp

The Inquirer reports that a 40-day “grace-period” in which drivers in Abington cited by automatic red light cameras will be issued a warning. Now drivers who have been determined to have run a red-light will be fined $100 in addition to receiving a warning. 694 drivers have been issued since the cameras were installed.

Writes Jessica Parks for the Inquirer:

Abington – the only Pennsylvania municipality other than Philadelphia to try out the cameras – has posted them at three intersections: Old York and Susquehanna Roads; Old Welsh Road and Susquehanna; and Fitzwatertown and Moreland Roads.

Kelly said all of the violations were reviewed by an officer and 70 citations were thrown out as inconclusive. But of the 694 that held up, he said, only 26 percent were by Abington residents.

Full story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Red-light cameras affecting Abington drivers.

About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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