Posted on Mar 02, 2007VIRGINIA BEACH -- When the General Assembly pulled the plug on the city's experimental photo-red system in 2005, Virginia Beach police Sgt. John Lourenco said he and other officers were perplexed.
"We couldn't believe it was happening," Lourenco recalled. "We were standing there with our mouths open."
In 10 months, cameras at four of the resort city's busiest, most crash-prone intersections caught 25,000 vehicles running red lights, Lourenco said, and the rate of red-light running declined.
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