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Pasadena green-lights the end of red light cameras

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The latest city to close its red eye in the sky is Pasadena, where, as of last Sunday, drivers no longer have to worry about posing for posterity as they push their luck with yellow lights.

Pasadena Sun reports that the city has officially terminated the red-light camera program and ended its contract with with vendor/operator American Traffic Systems. The program had been running at a deficit.

The city's seven red-light cameras switched on in 2003 under a contract that ended in June 2011. The program, deemed a drain on law enforcement resources, was extended for one year by the City Council to study traffic safety effectiveness.

All equipment will be taken down.



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