New Red Light Camera Added in Alexandria, Virginia

by Lee Hernly, Editor
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Red Light camera coming to West Taylor Run Parkway and Duke Street intersection in Alexandria, Virginia

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Alexandria Police Add Additional Red Light Camera

The Alexandria Police Department will begin using an additional camera as part of the Red Light Photo Safety Program on Monday, August 22, 2016. The system will work the same as it has the past five years; photo enforcement cameras will capture still images and video of red-light violations. A warning period is in effect through September 22, 2016. A warning notice will be issued to the vehicle’s registered owner for any violations. There will be no fines during this warning phase. Fines will be issued for all citations starting on September 23, 2016.

The new photo-enforcement camera is located at:

The five existing cameras are located at:

  • South Patrick Street and Gibbon Street (both directions of travel)
  • Duke Street and South Walker Street (both directions of travel)
  • South Patrick Street and Franklin Street

Cameras will operate 24-hours a day and capture images of every vehicle running the red-lights at those intersections. Warning signs alerting drivers to the red-light cameras have been installed prior to the warning period.

The Alexandria Police Department’s program is administered by Redflex Traffic Systems. Each violation will be reviewed and approved by the Alexandria Police Department prior to being issued.

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West Ender
West Ender
August 19, 2016 10:35 am

Good. We need these at every major intersection in the City.

ACyclistInThePortCity
ACyclistInThePortCity
August 19, 2016 11:38 am

Just to note, this is where a cyclist was seriously injured not long ago. No violation was proved, AFAIK, but it may have been a red light violation. Glad this is here, before someone died. It only took a hospitalization.

Now what will it take to get speed cameras?

west ender
west ender
Reply to  ACyclistInThePortCity
August 19, 2016 1:12 pm

State law allows one speed camera per jurisdiction. Thank goodness we live in a state still captured by redneck interests.

ACyclistInThePortCity
ACyclistInThePortCity
August 19, 2016 12:07 pm

It was this collision

http://redbricktown.com/2016/05/alexandria-police-investigate-crash-involving-cyclist/

Again, I am glad for the red light camera. Data from the District (where there are more cameras, so data is more useful) show that they do improve safety. At best this will improve safety here. At worst it will collect revenue for the City (which could be used to fund safety improvements).

If you do not want to pay a fine, just do not drive through red lights.

Steve O
Steve O
August 23, 2016 1:46 pm

Woo-hoo! Everyone can run the red light until September 22.

West Ender
West Ender
Reply to  Steve O
August 23, 2016 2:38 pm

Give them a break, Steve. People aren’t used to the fact that you’re not allowed to run red lights in Alexandria, so this is going to come as a surprise to them.

Mike K.
Mike K.
Reply to  West Ender
August 24, 2016 8:48 am

Westender…you must be talking about the Maryland drivers. Wish we could put a wall up preventing all those terrible drivers from marylandistan from invading our fair city.

Carlyle Oldtimer
Carlyle Oldtimer
August 25, 2016 10:17 am

One comment. I bet the city does not even enforce the rules. I’m a long time Carlyle resident who has parked at least 3 hours every night off of Jamieson without paying a cent to this fair city even though they supposed to be metered till 9pm. It’s a joke.

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