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Red light camera bill passed by legislature

ALBANY, N.Y. - A bill allowing cameras to be installed at Albany intersections has been passed by the New York State Legislature. 

Albany can now further study the possibility of installing those cameras at up to 20 intersections.

The effectiveness of the  red light cameras are a topic of national debate, but local lawmakers have supported the idea since it was first announced in May.

The cameras would take pictures of vehicles that run red lights, and then fine the driver $50 in an effort to increase safety on city roads. If unpaid, the fee would go up another $25. However, it would not add any points to your license or affect your insurance policy.

The object of the cameras is to change the behavior of residents who want to beat the light.

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