Sacto 9-1-1
September 12, 2012
Red-light cameras installed at Foothill Farms intersection

A new red-light photo enforcement camera system is scheduled to go into operation Thursday at Auburn Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, in the Foothill Farms area.

The system is being tested and is to go "live" at 12:01 a.m., according to a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department news release.

For a period of 30 days, red-light violators will be mailed a warning notice. At 12:01 a.m. Oct. 13, red-light violators at the intersection will begin to receive citations by mail.

Citations will refer the recipient to a website where the violation can view still and/or video images of the violation. Authorities say the violator should be able to clearly see where the vehicle was in relation to the intersection's limit line, and the green, yellow and red lights.

The camera system has been installed as part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Red Light Photo Enforcement Program.

Authorities say there has been up to a 76 percent reduction in red-light-related crashes at photo-enforced intersections in the city and county of Sacramento since the program was implemented. They also report a 28 percent reduction in red-light-related crashes at all signal-controlled intersections within the city and county.

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