Beverly Hills installing new red light cameras

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As many cities abandon their red light cameras, Beverly Hills is not only turning theirs back on, they're installing several more. (KABC)

As many cities abandon their red light cameras, Beverly Hills is not only turning theirs back on, they're installing several more.

The cameras were shut down when the city's contract expired last October. However, starting June 1 some of those cameras will be back in operation and three new cameras are being installed at Sunset Blvd and Benedict Canyon Drive; Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Drive; and Crescent Drive and South Santa Monica Boulevard.

By June 15, a total of 15 cameras will be flashing those speeding through the intersection.

"It is our belief that they are effective tools. They're also a force multiplier for us. One of the most dangerous things a motor officer can do is to try and go after a car that just ran a red light," Beverly Hills Police Lt. Michael Foxen said.

Each ticket will cost drivers $500. About 1/5 of that fine goes to the city, while the rest gets turned over to Los Angeles County and the state.

Violators will receive a warning letter to pay the fine. Those who don't pay will be sought by a collections agency.
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