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New red light camera goes live Friday

Rochester, N.Y.- Theres a new red light camera to watch out for in the city of Rochester.

Starting Friday, the intersection at Mt. Hope Avenue and Elmwood Avenue will go live as part of Rochester's Red Light Photographic Enforcement Program.
    
The city plans to use red light cameras at as many as 50 intersections as part of an ongoing effort to improve public safety by reducing traffic accidents.

Intersections are selected based on crash data and video surveys.
    
The red light cameras capture still and video images of vehicles in the act of a red-light violation.
    
The violation is a civil penalty and is not reported to insurance companies and does not generate points on a driver's license.

Evidence captured by the red light cameras is reviewed by the Rochester Police Department before a summons is delivered in the mail. Vehicle owners will have an opportunity to pay a fine or appeal the summons. The penalty carries a $50 fine.
    

 
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