Norristown Council gave the green light for use of automated red light enforcement systems, or red light cameras, at a Jan. 7 meeting, Norristown Patch reports.
The state legislature passed a bill in June giving certain Montgomery County municipalities the option to adopt the practice and council discussed the issue at a Dec. 18 meeting where it decided to move forward with the project on the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee and the Norristown Police Department.
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Lower Merion Township's Board of Commissioners also discussed red light cameras this fall, with several commissioners voicing support for the potential program.
Likely 12 to 15 intersections would have cameras installed if Lower Merion's red light camera program went forward. Intersections are selected, with PennDOT’s approval, according to the rate of accidents there, not the volume of traffic, Police Superintendent Michael McGrath told commissioners.
No detailed proposals for a red light program in Lower Merion have been presented.