Fayetteville issued more than 680 red light citations in the last month

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – This week is National Stop on Red Week and newly-released citation numbers from the City of Fayetteville’s red light camera program show that residents often disregard traffic signals in the city.

“We have now issued 687 citations across the City of Fayetteville for running red lights from July 8 through August 3,” said Fayetteville’s Interim Engineering and Infrastructure Director Lee Jernigan in a release Tuesday.

“…Impatience creates a dramatic increase in the potential to create an accident with serious injuries or fatalities. Clearly this effort is desperately needed to help make our city a safer place for citizens,” he continued.

“[Red light runners] are risk-takers who needlessly place themselves and law-abiding citizens around them in danger. Don’t be one of those people,” said Fayetteville’s Corporate Communications Director Kevin Arata.

In the upcoming months, the City of Fayetteville will continue to release numbers on citations issued to red light runners and accompanying video.

The video is meant to serve as a reminder to residents of how the city is “trying to protect them from those who don’t abide by the law.”

Click here for more information on National Stop on Red Week.

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