Red light camera go active on Sunday at five Greenville intersections


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Red light cameras will be activated with a warning period beginning Sunday.

The warning period is meant to help drivers adjust to the traffic enforcement change. It will last a month before fines become active on Nov. 15. From now until Nov. 15, fines will not be issued during this phase, but Greenville Police will issue written notices for running a red light where a camera is located. On Nov. 15, anyone who runs a red light will get a $100 fine.

The ticket is a civil infraction, which is not reported to insurance companies.

The five locations where traffic cameras have been installed are ...

-- Charles Boulevard and 14th Street -- Charles Boulevard and Fire Tower Road -- Arlington Boulevard and Fire Tower Road -- Arlington Boulevard and Greenville Boulevard -- Arlington Boulevard and South Memorial Drive

Red-light cameras operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In a press release, Greenville Police explain how a red-light infraction will happen.

Once the red-light safety cameras are operational, they will be active 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When a driver approaches and enters the intersection after the light has turned red, the camera captures still images and video of the event. The still images and video are then securely and wirelessly transferred for review. Greenville police will decide if a citation is to be issued. Citations will be mailed to the vehicle owner, who will have the option to dispute the violation, transfer the liability for the incident or pay the fine either online, over the phone or by mail.

For more information, click this link.

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