Red-light runners beware, Chesapeake Police may now be taking your picture!
Chesapeake has some of the most car accident areas in Southern Hampton Roads. In an effort to elevate some of those crashes, cameras will start taking pictures of red-light runners at Battlefield Boulevard/Atlantic Avenue and Campostella Road this week.
Following a 30-day grace period that begins Friday, drivers caught violating traffic lights in the north and southbound lanes of the intersection known as Edmunds Corner could find a notice for a $50 fine in the mailbox.
“There are a lot of intersections in the pipeline,” he said, and 28 up for consideration. Eight under consideration are intersections along Battlefield Boulevard: Kempsville Road, Medical Parkway, Volvo Parkway, Mount Pleasant Road, Wal Mart Way, Cedar Road, the Chesapeake Expressway and Edmunds Corner.
The Dominion Boulevard- Great Bridge Boulevard intersection also made the list. Police reported 53 crashes there in 2008, making it the worst in three Hampton Roads cities.
Site selection is based on number of automobile accidents and traffic violations and the ease in which officers can enforce the site.