HAGERSTOWN -- A salesman from a company that produces traffic-safety equipment told the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday that installing his cameras at intersections would lead to a high conviction rate among motorists who run red lights.
Rick Ledford, regional sales manager for Nestor Traffic Systems of Providence, R.I., said the cameras have helped authorities catch more than 99 percent of the people who run red lights in cities where the devices have been installed, including Baltimore and Los Angeles.
Nestor Traffic Systems would install the cameras for free in exchange for a $35 cut from "each paid citation," Ledford said.
The cameras also come with a collision-avoidance system that detects when an oncoming vehicle is traveling too fast to stop for a red light, Ledford said. The system is designed to delay the light from changing to prevent a collision.