HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown is considering whether to install cameras at intersections to help nab motorists who run red lights.
Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said the City Council plans to discuss the issue during a work session Tuesday.
Statistics show the cameras could reduce accidents and red-light violations by 40 percent to 50 percent, Smith said.
"The benefit is traffic safety," Smith said. "The system in general has been proven all over the world."
Smith said there would be no cost to the city. The camera company, Nestor Traffic Systems of Providence, R.I., has agreed to provide and install the equipment for free in exchange for a yet-to-be-determined portion of the ticket revenues, Smith said.
Smith said he didn't know how many cameras would be installed until the city's police and engineering departments review traffic data to determine the most appropriate places.