Wayne will temporarily stop issuing summonses for drivers who run red lights at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Black Oak Ridge Road.
The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has ordered that issuing summonses for violators at the intersection, and 62 others throughout the state, cease immediately. Police departments need to determine if yellow lights at the intersections are being displayed for the proper length of time.
Legislation governing the program states that a specific formula be used to determine the duration. Yellow lights at the intersection may be required to be displayed longer.
The camera will remain operational while the testing is conducted, but summonses may not be issued.
“We will continue to record and compile data and information and keep a record of violations that occur,” said Timothy Greely, a spokesman for the DOT.
Summonses will be sent out once the light is tested and certified to be compliant by the DOT.
For each five mile-per-hour increase in vehicle speed above 30 miles per hour, the minimum duration of the yellow light must be increased by one half of a second. This requirement is to ensure that the traffic signal is timed properly to provide motorists with sufficient time to above a violation and fine by entering the intersection when the light is red.
The 5-year-old pilot program was implemented to determine whether red light cameras promote safety by reducing the number of crashes that occur at certain intersections, including the one in Wayne.
The camera last year. Since that time it has at the intersection.