Fayetteville nets $1.3M in traffic fines, plans more cameras

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — One of the few North Carolina cities using red-light cameras plans to expand their use after local schools collected $1.3 million in 13 months from thousands of ticketed drivers.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/2bnY7e0 ) that city officials plan to install the cameras at five new intersections by early next year. The cameras capture offenders and generate tickets costing $100 each.

Nearly 17,000 citations were issued since the first batch went up in July 2015. Almost 11,000 have been paid. Two-thirds of the fine goes to the Cumberland County school system and the rest to the vendor running the program.

Fayetteville dismantled its red light program in 2007 following North Carolina court rulings that made them too costly. The state Legislature reauthorized the cameras for Fayetteville in 2014.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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