Look Out, Abington: the Red Light Cameras Are Coming

Red light cameras: not just for the city anymore. We all have Abington Township , the first municipality outside of Philly to install the cameras, in Montco to thank for that. The township could see up to three cameras go up before the year’s close.

PennDOT approval is still pending, but the township has already signed a deal with a Massachusetts-based company to install the lights at several high-traffic points around town:

If PennDOT gives the final green light to the project, cameras could be functioning by year’s end at Old York Road and Susquehanna Road, Old York Road and Old Welsh Road, and Moreland Road and Fitzwatertown Road.

Philly is the only municipality in Pennsylvania with red light cameras currently, but nationally, more than 500 communities across 24 states utilize the technology. The possibility for cameras in the ‘burbs only opened up last year, when legislation passed to allow their installation. [CBS]

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  • Pink Power Slippers

    But they already have cameras in place in several locations – Jenkintown Road and Highland Avenue, for example. Does this mean those cameras don’t work?

  • Jane Yavis

    I understand they are a pain for all of us,,,,but let’s not make them the boogy-man that causes accidents. (As I hear on Talk Radio from 10-2PM).

    Take a look at that texter weaving down the road at no mph. – If cameras can stop the gifted multi-tasker from texting, talking, and posting, I can tell you a few places where they should be placed.