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Statewide Electronic Red Light Safety Program Fully Operational by June

May 23, 2005

Dover — The Department of Transportation announces that all 20 red light cameras authorized by House Bill 600 (Article 92 of the FY 03 Bond Bill) are expected to be installed at locations throughout the state by June 1.

Currently, as part of the Electronic Red Light Safety Program (ERLSP), 11 red light cameras capable of video taping red light violators are operational, including two in the City of Dover, two in the City of Newark, one in Elsmere, one in Seaford, four in unincorporated areas in New Castle County and one in an unincorporated area of Sussex County.

The final nine are expected to be up and running soon, including four more in Dover, four in New Castle County and one in Sussex County, said Michael Svaby, the program's Operations Manager. These last nine will complete the list of intersections identified as part of a study of accident data from the five-year period 1999-2003.

"We know this program is saving lives and reducing the number of angle crashes and we'll be excited to see the day when all 20 red light cameras are operational," said Svaby. "We'll be watching closely as we evaluate the level of effectiveness - at each location - in preventing angle crashes."

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