January 18, 2008
For Immediate Release
Camera at Sunshine and National Activates Jan. 22
The City of Springfield will activate a photo red light camera on westbound Sunshine Street at National Avenue for a warning period only beginning Jan. 22, 2008.
The warning period will continue for least 30 days from Jan. 22, 2008. During that time, citations clearly marked as “warning notice only” will be sent to the individual or company as the owner of record of the vehicle that ran the red light. The warning notices will include photos of the vehicle in violation, but will not include access to the video documentation of the violation until the enforcement period begins.
This is the fourth activated red-light camera. The other locations are on southbound National at Battlefield Road; southbound Campbell Avenue at Battlefield and eastbound Battlefield at Campbell.
A red-light violation is defined as crossing the wide white line (known as the stop bar) at the intersection after the signal has turned red. Motorists who cross the stop bar on yellow or are in the intersection when the light turns red are not in violation of the red-light ordinance.
After the 30-day warning period expires, the fine for running a red light is $100. The photo-enforced violations will be a civil penalty and will not result in points on a driver’s record. Each photo-enforced intersection approach will be clearly marked with signs, while other signs at various locations will state that Springfield uses photo red-light enforcement.
For more questions and answers involving the red light photo enforcement, visit the CityTalk e-letter on the City Web site at: springfieldmo.gov or call the City’s Citizen Service Request Office at 864-1012.
For media information, contact: Earl Newman, Assistant Public Works Director/Traffic Engineering, 864-1980; or Louise Whall, Director of Public Information, 864-1010.