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New Red Light Cameras in Lewes

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LEWES, Del. - Five Points has four new additions, and they could cost you.

DelDOT installed four red light cameras in mid-November, facing each of the four directions at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 1. Since then, 77 tickets have been doled out at $137.50 a piece.

The cameras are part of the state's Electronic Red Light Safety Program. DelDOT Deputy Secretary Nicole Majeski says the intersection is one of 16 where DelDOT is installing red light cameras. She says Five Points was selected after studies showed a large number of car crashes caused by running red lights.

"If knowing that the camera is there is going to cause [drivers] to slow down, hopefully that's going to prevent someone from running the red light and ultimately causing that crash," she tells WBOC. "We're hoping from a safety aspect this does have a positive impact."

36 of the 77 tickets were from eastbound drivers on Route 9, and 24 were from westbound drivers, according to Majeski.

For more on the Red Light Safety Program, click here. 

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