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Photo Red Light

The city's photo red light program enhances traveler safety on our roadways through the use of technology. A photo red light system is currently in place at the intersection of E. 60th Avenue and U.S. 85 - one of the most dangerous intersections in the city.

How Does the System Work?

A red light violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersection after a traffic signal has turned red. There are signs posted near the intersection to advise drivers that they are approaching a photo red light device. The system digitally captures a picture of the vehicle prior to and during the violation, a picture of the license plate and a photograph of the driver's face. These images are electronically transmitted to the police department to review and confirm that a violation occurred.

Notice and Fees

The registered owner of the vehicle receives a mailed notice of violation and the assessment of a $75 fine.

View Violation

View or pay your violation online

You can also view and pay your violation in person at the police department. In both cases, you will need the notice and PIN number located on your mailed violation.