- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Fayetteville officials are considering the addition of red-light cameras to five more intersections, adding to the eight intersections now covered.

City traffic engineer Lee Jernigan tells The Fayetteville Observer (https://bit.ly/1UKlwpi) the city has begun preliminary discussions with the company that operates the program to add cameras at five intersections. The city now has 10 cameras at eight of the most congested intersections.

He says the city council would be asked to approve the new intersections this spring.

From July through Jan. 31, nearly 9,000 citations were issued. Jernigan says only 2 percent were repeat offenders.

The $100 fines are mailed to the owner of the vehicles when captured on video running red lights. The consulting company keeps $35 of each fine; the rest goes to the Cumberland County school system.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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