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Winnipeg police say red light cameras a success

WINNIPEG, Man. -- A red light camera experiment in the City of Winnipeg is a success, according to local police.


WINNIPEG, Man. — A red light camera experiment in the City of Winnipeg is a success, according to local police.

The program is only at its half-way point, but already police are lauding the initiative.

In fact, police say that violations at the intersection where the red light camera has been place have dropped from 140 per day to about two per day.

The camera has also reportedly reduced instances of speeding. While more than 300 vehicles raced through the intersection each week before the camera was placed there, that number has since dropped to 100.

A total of 248 red light violations have been recorded by the camera, and there are three months remaining in the pilot project.

Police are already looking for new locations to add red light cameras and are asking the public for suggestions.


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