Warning Period to End for Red Light Cameras

Posted on Oct 30, 2013

Amarillo, TX – The grace period is about to end at locations where new red-light cameras were activated earlier this month. Starting November 1, warnings will turn into notices of violation, which are assessed a $75 civil penalty.

As part of the City’s Traffic Signal Safety Program, the red-light camera that was at Pierce Street at SE 3rd Avenue’s southbound approach was removed and relocated to Amarillo Boulevard at Tascosa Road’s northbound approach. Other new locations are: 

  • Amarillo Boulevard at Fillmore Street, westbound approach
  • Amarillo Boulevard at Pierce Street, westbound approach
  • South Taylor Street/US287 at SE 10th Avenue, southbound approach 

These red light cameras join those activated in June 2007, which are located at Ross at I-40 south frontage road, Pierce Street at SE 11th Avenue, I-40 north frontage road at Coulter Street, and Coulter Street at Elmhurst Drive, both north and south bound. 

The system includes three reviews of photographs before issuing a notice of violation and the ability for a hearing with an appeal to Municipal Court. Failure to pay the civil penalty or to contest liability by the due date is an admission of liability and constitutes a waiver of the right to appeal under the City’s ordinance. Failure to pay the civil penalty or to contest liability within the 30-days allowed will result in a $25 late fee. 

The City of Amarillo has contracted with American Traffic Solutions Inc. (ATS) to provide the red-light camera enforcement program. ATS installs and maintains all equipment related to this program and processes all violations before forwarding the data to the Amarillo Police Department for their review and issuance. 

More information about ATS is available at www.atsol.com and more information about the City’s Traffic Signal Safety Program can be found at http://www.amarillo.gov/?page_id=1180.

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