Red light cameras help communities enforce traffic laws by automatically photographing vehicles whose drivers run red lights. The cameras are activated by sensors which are located at the intersection. The cameras are only activated when a vehicle is detected by the sensors after the light has turned red. The camera takes two digital photos which document the infraction.
The program operates 24 hours a day seven days a week and operates in all weather conditions. The system is only activated when a vehicle runs a red light and all intersections with red light cameras are clearly marked. The Fife Police Department reviews every infraction before the infraction is issued. Infractions contain images of the infraction vehicle before it enters the intersection, while it is in the intersection, and the license plate.