Red Light Camera Tickets Coming in Savannah

After the stroke of midnight Wednesday, red light runners may be paying a hefty fine in Savannah. Cameras set up at the intersection of Abercorn and White Bluff have been taking pictures of people running the light since September, and those people have been sent warnings in the mail. Starting Wednesday, no more warnings. If you run a red light you'll have to pay for it, $70 for each violation.

City officials want to emphasize what they consider a violation. "A violation occurs when someone is behind the line and runs the light," explained city representative Sean Brandon. "If you're in the middle of an intersection when the light turns red, you won't get a ticket."

The city has already issued over 500 warning citations for violators.

Reported by: Elizabeth Garcia, egarcia@wtoc.com