- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - A Phoenix suburb that pioneered use of photo radar to catch speeders has started using new technology to prevent collisions due to red-light runners.

The Paradise Valley Police Department says a system developed by Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. extends the all-red phase of an intersection’s traffic signals when it detects a vehicle that could run a red light.

The Police Department said that means law-abiding drivers in cross-traffic lanes stay put while the incident is captured on camera.

The technology is being used at the intersection of Lincoln Drive and Tatum Boulevard to monitor drivers heading eastbound or westbound on Lincoln Drive.

Redflex has operated the town’s photo radar system since 2001.

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