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Canandaigua City Council to discuss red-light camera proposal to crack down on violators

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Canandaigua City Council is considering a proposal to introduce red-light cameras at traffic signals in an effort to enhance road safety. During their upcoming meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Hurley Building, the council will deliberate on a resolution that seeks authorization from state legislators for the city to install and operate these cameras. The move is aimed at deterring motorists from disregarding red lights, addressing both nationwide concerns and local residents’ reports of increasing violations.


The resolution underlines the effectiveness of red-light cameras over the past two decades in cities authorized by the State Legislature. Highlighting the cameras’ role in promoting behavioral change among drivers and improving roadway safety, the proposal seeks to extend this authority to Canandaigua. This technology captures the license plates of vehicles that violate red-light regulations, facilitating the issuance of traffic law tickets to vehicle owners.

If the State Legislature approves Canandaigua’s home-rule request, the city would gain the necessary authority to implement red-light cameras at specified traffic signals. This measure is expected to significantly reduce incidents of red-light running and enhance overall traffic safety. The decision will be discussed further during the City Council’s livestreamed meeting, accessible to the public via the Finger Lakes TV website.