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Westminster to deactivate 2 of 3 red light cameras

Westminster to deactivate 2 of 3 red light cameras

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WESTMINSTER — Westminster Police will deactivate two of the remaining three red-light cameras in the city, citing more crashes caused by rear-end collisions than by running red lights.

The Common Council unanimously approved the measure on Monday. The camera at southbound Md. 97 and Nursery Road will remain in operation. Police Chief Jeffrey Spaulding says there has been an increase in the number of vehicles running red lights at that intersection.

In March 2010, five red light cameras were installed. After a one-year review, two were deactivated.

According to the Carroll County Times, the three cameras brought in $216,553 in revenue from fines. The program cost the city $137,831.

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