Red-light cameras spy in Cincinnati

June 22, 2005 at 4:39 PM
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CINCINNATI, June 22 (UPI) -- Cincinnati police have secretly installed cameras at a half dozen city intersections to catch drivers who blow through red lights.

The unannounced test of equipment from Arizona-based Redflex Traffic Systems began May 30. The Cincinnati Enquirer says police have photographs of hundreds of motorists running red lights and making illegal turns -- but for now they won't get tickets.

The cameras operated for about 24 hours during the test.

The City Council's Law & Public Safety Committee plans to permanently install cameras at 10 intersections after the full council approves a contract with Redflex.

The red-light cameras could be operating for real within two weeks.

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