The digital cameras were introduced to further deter red-light running.
New York City), Rochester, Buffalo, Yonkers, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Major cities throughout the US that use red light cameras include Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Francisco, Seattle, Toledo and Washington, D. Albuquerque has cameras, but in October 2011 local voters approved a ballot measure advising the city council to cease authorizing the red light camera program.
Within some states, the cameras may only be permitted in certain areas.
For example, in New York State, the Vehicle and Traffic Law permits red light cameras only within cities with a population above 1 million (i.e.
If a proper identification cannot be made, instead of a ticket, some police departments send out a notice of violation to the owner of the vehicle, requesting identifying information so that a ticket may be issued later.
There is debate and ongoing research about the use of red light cameras.
The first red light camera system was introduced in 1965, using tubes stretched across the road to detect the violation and subsequently trigger the camera.
One of the first developers of these red light camera systems was Gatsometer BV.
Typically, a law enforcement official will review the photographic evidence and determine whether a violation occurred.