Government Exempt From Red light Cameras

Government Workers Exempt From Red light Cameras

September 8, 2012

Rochester city employees caught by red-light cameras 119 times
119 infractions recorded, but violators won’t have to pay
Brian Sharp
Over the past 18 months, city of Rochester employees have committed at least 119 red light violations while driving city vehicles, records show.

But while employees can be disciplined for the violation, “payment of the related fine will not be required,” according to a newly adopted city procedure for handling the violations.

One-third of the infractions were by police department vehicles, including one driven by Police Chief James Sheppard. These are not instances where squad cars are going through intersections with lights and sirens blaring.

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