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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is the City of Montgomery installing a red light system?
A: Red light camera enforcement is no longer an emerging technology but is a proven, well-established traffic safety tool that provides effective, continuous enforcement. A 2005 review of red light camera studies around the world concluded that cameras reduce red light violations by 40-50 percent and reduce injury crashes by 25-30 percent.

Q. Why did I get this citation?
A. A vehicle, registered or leased to you, was photographed by an automatic camera connected to a traffic signal, that is only active when the light is red (no yellow or green). Vehicles crossing the stop bar after the light turns red are detected automatically and two photographs are taken. Superimposed on each photograph is the date, time, location and time into red signal when the violation occurred.

Q. Is this notice a “Traffic Ticket?”
A. No. This notice is not considered a “moving violation”. It is merely a notice advising of the violation and potential for civil liability.

Last updated: 11/19/2008 7:20:19 AM