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The article describes how in Israel, a network of automatically triggered cameras placed at selected intersections in the main cities detect drivers who entered or crossed intersections while the traffic signal was red; 20,00 tickets for violations were mailed in 1988. The network, which has operated for 20 years, has proved itself an effective traffic enforcemet tool. Details of the operation are described. The Traffic Light Photograhy Laboratory of the Israel National Police unloads and processes the cameras at least once every 10 days. The maintenance program for the system is described. Problems that have arisen with the system are noted. It is noted that with 'right on red,' detectors can be positioned to select specific traffic lanes or placed at strategic points underground to avoid photographing legal turns on red from the right lane.

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  • Pagination: p. 13-15
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1990 12:00AM