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Newport News Police Department
Monday August 2nd, 2010 :: 05:06 p.m. EDT

Advisory

PhotoSafe cameras at Oyster Point Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue went live.

Update 8/2/10: At 12:01 A.M. Saturday, July 31, 2010, the PhotoSafe cameras at Oyster Point Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue went live. Violators will receive warning notices for thirty days. After that time violators will receive a bill for the $50 penalty.

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Update 6/28/10: At 12:01 A.M. Saturday, June 26, 2010, the Photo-Safe cameras at Denbigh Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue went live. Violators will receive warning notices for thirty days. After that time violators will receive a bill for the $50 penalty.



Update 6/14/10: Beginning at 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, June 15, 2010, drivers violating the red traffic signal at Mercury Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue will begin receiving bills charging a $50 penalty.



Update 5/14/10: The Photo-Safe cameras at Mercury Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue will go live at midnight tonight. For the next thirty days violators will receive warning notices. After that time violators will receive a bill for the $50 penalty.



PHOTO-SAFE COMES TO NEWPORT NEWS



Newport News will soon be participating in Photo-Safe, a program designed to reduce the number of accidents at key intersections. Photo-Safe uses cameras at selected intersections to assist in traffic signal enforcement.



The intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Mercury Boulevard will be the first of three Newport News intersections expected to be equipped with the cameras. Personnel from the Police Department will be available for interviews from 11:00 A.M. until noon on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the intersection as the cameras are being installed.



Once the installation is complete, and the cameras activated, there will be a 30-day warning period during which a warning notice will be sent to the registered owners of vehicles violating the red traffic signal. After the 30-day warning period, violation notices will be sent to the vehicle owners charging a $50 penalty.



It should be noted that this program is not designed to provide additional income to the City, rather as an effort to reduce traffic crashes.



Additional information will be provided as the project progresses.

Address/Location
Newport News Police Department
9710 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 757-928-4100

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