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Car almost hits school bus!

It’s time to slow down!
Everyone knows that a yellow light means “proceed with caution,” but what if it is already red? A violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersection after the traffic signal has turned red.

The City of Wilmington has 13 red light cameras at intersections with a historically high incidence of crashes caused by red light runners. The cameras are designed to help reduce the number of motorists who run red lights and the crashes they cause. This not only helps keep drivers safe, but also helps to:
  • Allow Police to focus their attention on more important issues
  • Reduce personal injury, medical costs and lost productivity
  • Reduce crash related congestion and probability of secondary incidents reduced
  • Increase the awareness of drivers and make them less likely to run red lights

SafeLight cameras automatically photograph the license plates of vehicles whose drivers run red lights. The cameras provide 24-hour surveillance. When a violation occurs, the camera records the date, time, speed of the vehicle, the time elapsed since the beginning of the red signal, and a photo showing the violation.

Click here to see the possible consequences of running a red light!

Read more about the Safelight Program.

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