Rochester, N.Y. - The Rochester Police Department and city officials are reviewing traffic violations from two intersections with red light cameras.
The review comes after a glitch was found in the traffic signal times resulting in a three second yellow light instead of the typical four seconds.
The New York State Department of Transportation contacted the city after discovering the problem at intersections along Mount Read Boulevard.
The timing problems were present at the intersections of Mount Read Boulevard at Driving Park Avenue and at Emerson Street. For both intersections, the timing problem only impacted southbound lanes, and did not include left turn lanes.
The northbound lanes at intersection of Mount Read Boulevard and Lexington Avenue had the same glitch, but that intersection does not have red light cameras.
According to a press release from the City of Rochester, a three second yellow light is not illegal but it is not recommended for traffic speeds in that area.
It's not known how long the problem went on. The city says it relies on Monroe County and the state to set the timing of its traffic lights.
The timing was corrected on February 19 at 11:00 am.
The Rochester Police Department said it has put all red light camera violations from these intersections on hold. All of the violations will be reviewed, and any cases where the yellow light timing may have played a role will be canceled. The city said drivers will be given the benefit of the doubt.
If you received a ticket from one of these intersections and think the yellow light timing played a role, you can request to have your case reopened by calling the city's Parking Violations Bureau at (585)428-7484.