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Lawmakers support red light cameras


ALBANY, N.Y. – Several state lawmakers are showing support for a proposed law that would allow Albany to put cameras up at a number of traffic lights in the city.

The traffic light cameras would be put at 20 different intersections in the capital city to take pictures of any drivers who run a red light. One of them would be along Washington Avenue.

Albany resident Jared Carpenter supports installing cameras.

“I think that’s good,” he said. “I think that makes me feel safer. I think that’s good for the community. There’s a lot of accidents in these busy intersections.”

Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy said violators would face a $50 fine. If the camera’s result in more compliance, they’ll free up police to work on other crimes like burglaries.

If the bill passes during the summer session, the cameras would likely be installed some times in 2015.

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