ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – At midnight on Friday, more red light cameras will be going live in Albany.
The intersections are:
- The northbound and eastbound approaches at New Scotland Avenue and Manning Boulevard
- The eastbound and westbound approaches at Central Avenue and Henry Johnson Boulevard
- The southbound approach at Madison Avenue and South Pearl Street
- The northbound approach at Madison Avenue and Quail Street
There will be a warning period put into effect for the first 10 days at each of the intersections. On February 16th, motorists who are caught passing through a red light may be subject to a red light camera citation.
These citations will not add points to your driving record but each violation will be treated as a parking ticket and will include a fine of $50 issued to owner of the car rather than the driver.
Under contract with the GATSO USA, a number of features to ensure citations are issued and processed fairly will include:
- having Albany Police Department make the final determination of whether a citation will be issued;
- issuing citations only when cars enter an intersection after a light has turned red;
- making yellow lights at these intersections, which are under the control of the City, last 4 seconds;
- having contested tickets handled by Albany City Court, as are parking tickets.
For more information about the red light cameras in Albany, please visit http://www.albanyny.gov