City Says Glitch With Cameras Led to Drivers Wrongly Receiving Tickets
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The City of Rochester says a computer issue with stop lights at two Rochester intersections triggered inaccurate red light camera tickets.
The intersections in question are Mount Read Boulevard at Driving Park and Lexington
Avenue and Emerson Street.
The city says a computer glitch caused the yellow light timing to be shortened to three seconds before the red light would turn. The city says it should be four seconds, giving drivers enough time to clear the intersection.
As a result, the city says the the Rochester Police Department will be reviewing all violations.
"There were about 11,000 tickets issued in those two intersections since we put the red lights in place. The problem is the state can't tell us when this happened. It could have been existing for years, it could have existed for two weeks," said Tom Richards, (D), Rochester mayor.
Anyone who feels they were ticketed unfairly at those intersections should call 585-428-7484.