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Red Light Cameras Debut In Cherry Hill

CHERRY HILL, NJ (CBS) - If you drive Route 70 in Cherry Hill and you are used to speeding up to make the light at Springdale Road: beware. Red light cameras are scheduled to go into operation on Monday.

Red light cameras are proliferating and the latest addition goes up at an intersection that sees 80,000 cars a day. That intersection also saw 400 accidents in 8 months last year so police are hoping the cameras calm traffic and decrease accidents, which, if they work as they have in most places, is likely to happen.

They are also likely to generate some revenue. The ticket for going through the light is $85.

However, for the next 30 days, police will just be issuing warnings and educating drivers about the cameras, so you have time to get used to stopping at that light.

Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio

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