RPD delays red-light warning period

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jan 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-01 21:56:21-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- The Richmond Police Department is extending the warning period for those who get caught on the newly place red light enforcement camera.

RPD installed and began operating the camera in early December at the intersection of Elkhardt and Hull Streets. Police decided to issue warnings for violators throughout the first 30 days of the camera installment.

From December 2nd through December 25th, Richmond Police issued more than 330 warnings to red light runners.

Captain Will Smith oversees the program and said in a press release that the department needed more time before beginning to issue citations.

"We want to ensure that all electronic systems employed by the Department are in compliance with national standards and department guidelines," Captain Smith said. "As this is an entirely new process for Richmond, additional time is needed to verify both those criteria."

Richmond Police plan on publicly announcing the date they plan to switch to ticketing red light violators in advance.