background_fid.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Red Light Runners Will Get Tickets

http://ozarkspub.vo.llnwd.net/o37/KSMU/audio/mp3/redlightru_469.mp3

Beginning just after midnight, anyone who runs the red light at the intersection of Battlefield and National in Springfield will receive a ticket. The ticket will result in a minimum 100 dollar penalty but NO points on your driver's license. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Beginning just after midnight, anyone who runs the red light at the intersection of Battlefield and National in Springfield will receive a ticket. The ticket will result in a minimum 100 dollar penalty but NO points on your driver's license.

The red light camera at this intersection snaps photographs of cars to catch red light runners.

Earl Newman is assistant director of public works for the city.

If you do run the red light, you won't receive a ticket right away. Newman says it could take up to 10 days to receive a ticket.

Newman explains what happens if you get a ticket for a violation that occurred when someone else was driving your car.

Since the camera went up two months ago, Newman says there have been about 70 cases of drivers running through the red light. But he says the figures don't include the last two weeks so he suspects the number is even higher. A daily average of one and a half violations will pay for the cost of the camera.

Newman says he expects more photo-enforcement cameras to go up at intersections around town.

Newman says more research is needed to determine which intersections are the most dangerous and would benefit the most from these kinds of camera.