Sarah McKenzie

'Stop on red' called to a halt

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Judge rules that red light cameras violate state law

A Hennepin County District Court judge ruled last week that the city’s “stop on red” program violates state law, prompting the city to turn off the cameras that captured images of motorists running through traffic lights.

The initiative relied on cameras to nab motorists running through red lights at 12 intersections in Minneapolis, including four Downtown corners. The city then issued a $142 ticket to the owner of the vehicle.

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