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Photo read program is the name of the red light camera program in arlington county that captures vehicles running red lights in arlington. We have four cameras installed. They are at the intersections of lee highway and lynn street fort myer and lee highway, fairfax drive and glebe road and lee highway in washington boulevard. This camera system is not a secret. We publicize the installation of the cameras and their activation, because the primary focus behind the photo read program is to make intersections in the county safer, not to generate revenue.
We are approved by the state of Virginia to have up to 20 intersections, but it would take a long time period before that would happen after someone violates a red light. The camera takes a picture of the vehicle and the owner of the vehicle, whether it's a commercial vehicle or just a person in their own vehicle, receives the violation in the mail and includes a picture of their car. The fee for the violation is a flat fifty dollar fee and it is considered a civil violation.
It's not reported to your insurance company or carry any DMV points. The installation of the cameras was paid for by the company that runs the cameras, American Traffic Solutions. Once the cameras start their activation period, the county will pay a monthly rental fee, and most of that is that will fully be paid by the violator fees. We have an extensive amount of information on the police department website at.