Law-abiding drivers in Montgomery County have noticed that red light traffic cameras are taking their picture — but they’re not getting a ticket.
Not to worry, say county officials.
“The cameras need to calibrate by releasing a flash, but that doesn’t mean drivers are getting a citation,” said Lucille Baur, a county spokeswoman.
Baur said the red light cameras use pucks in the ground that tell them to aim and prepare to take a photo when a vehicle is exceeding a threshold speed.
The county’s speed cameras, on the other hand, work differently and take a photo only if vehicles are going 12 mph or more over the speed limit.
A ticket from a red light camera costs $75; speed camera tickets cost $40.
For more information visit mymcpnews.com or call 866-579-5742 for red light cameras and 1-866-818-3844 for speed cameras.