- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Cheyenne police are cracking down on red-light runners, and they say it might be paying off.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/p57v9n6 ) the department’s new traffic enforcement unit wrote 44 citations in the first week of June, and that number dropped to 15 by the fourth week.

Cheyenne police issued more than 350 red-light citations last year. They’ve already issued more than 300 this year.

Statewide, police and deputies issued more than 13,300 red-light tickets in 2013.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation says Cheyenne police responded to 105 injury accidents caused by drivers running red lights in 2013. Casper had 81 such accidents and Laramie had 25.

Officials say 345 injury accidents statewide were caused by drivers running red lights last year.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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