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City adding more red light cameras

Three more intersections were to be added Friday to Rochester’s Red Light Photographic Enforcement Program.

Cameras at West Avenue and Ames Street, West Main Street and Brown/Genesee streets and 691 St. Paul Street at the pedestrian crossing were to come on at 6 a.m. 

Rochester plans to use photo enforcement at up to 50 intersections as part of an ongoing effort to improve public safety by reducing traffic accidents. Intersections were selected based on crash data and video surveys.

The new additions bring the total to 10 intersections, joining those at:

  • East Avenue and Culver Road
  • Dewey and Ridgeway avenues
  • Broadway and Alexander streets
  • State and Jay streets
  • North Street and Clifford Avenue
  • North Clinton Avenue and Andrews Street
  • North Clinton Avenue and Norton Street

The cameras capture still and video images of vehicles in the act of a red-light violation, which initiates the procedure to deliver a Notice of Liability to the registered owner of the vehicle. The notice is a civil penalty and is not reported to insurance companies and does not generate points on a driver’s license. 

Evidence captured by cameras is reviewed by the Rochester Police Department before the summons is delivered in the mail. Vehicle owners will have an opportunity to pay a $50 fine or appeal the summons. More information is at www.cityofrochester.gov/redlight.