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Arlington launches red light cameras

Arlington police are offering a warning to drivers: new red light cameras in the county will soon issue tickets.

The cameras, which issue $50 tickets, will begin operating Wednesday at 12 a.m., police said. The infraction is a civil offense and does not go on an offender's driving record.

The cameras are located at the following intersections:

  • Northbound North Lynn Street at Eastbound Lee Highway

  • Southbound Ft. Myer Drive at westbound Lee Highway

  • Northbound North Glebe Road at Fairfax Drive

  • Northbound Washington Boulevard at Lee Highway

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  July 20, 2010; 9:37 AM ET
Categories:  Arlington , Maria Glod  
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I'm disappointed that Virginia has allowed the red light camera law back into existence after it had been successfully killed off about 5 years ago when a study showed that red light cameras didn't improve safety. So one can only conclude that jurisdictions use them as a source of revenue (as the economy gets worse, expect more of these kinds of shenanigans). But there is a way to beat the ticket if you get one. Read here:

While you're at it, join NMA and help stop jurisdictions from using traffic laws to generate revenue.

Posted by: kgirl1 | July 22, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

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