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Arlington’s Red Light Cameras Start Issuing Fines At Midnight

by ARLnow.com July 20, 2010 at 8:14 am 1,658 5 Comments

If you run the wrong red light after midnight tonight, you’ll be getting a $50 ticket in the mail.

Arlington’s new red light cameras, which have been issuing warnings for the past month, will now be issuing fines. The infraction will be treated as a civil offense, meaning it won’t go on your driving record.

The cameras are located at the following intersections:

  • Eastbound Lee Highway at North Lynn Street
  • Southbound Ft. Myer Drive at westbound Lee Highway
  • Westbound Lee Highway at Washington Boulevard
  • Northbound North Glebe Road at Fairfax Drive

If successful, the county has indicated that it may opt to install additional cameras. Under state law, the county is permitted to install up to 20 red light cameras.

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  • Jen

    Do you know what construction is about to take place on Fairfax Drive around the Hess Gas station? Orange barrels have been placed for a few blocks between Wilson and Kendrick… Any idea? Are they going to take away car lanes to add more bike lanes? Are we going to see more bike lane width creep-age? Seems everytime they paint new bike lanes they get wider and wider.

    • MB

      They get wider because many of the old bike lanes in Arlington put those in them well within the zone for getting “doored”. Arlington County’s Master Transportation Plan calls for new bike lanes to be striped at safer widths where possible. Now, I don’t know if that’s the plan on Fairfax Drive right now, but there’s certainly plenty of room there.

      • TY

        Bikes should be subject to the PPT just as cars are in Arlington. Think of all the revenue from those $3,000+ super races I see all the time. Their PPT would be more than what my junker car is per year.

  • Let’s Be Free

    Fairfax Drive at North Glebe is an incredibly high traffic intersection with fourth rate signalization — turning left from the double turn lane towards the I66 entrance ramp there is nothing but a single old-style pedestal light — not the modern double overhead signals. If safety rather than revenue generation was the goal, Arlington County would spend money on upgrading the signals before spending money on cameras, control sytems and police reviews to reach into drivers’ wallets.

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