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It's Official: Red Light Cameras Will Continue In Suffolk County

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Tony Dejak
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AP

Suffolk County lawmakers voted along party lines Wednesday night to renew a controversial red light camera program. 

Democrats say the five-year extension will help continue the reduction of drivers running red lights. Republicans wanted an investigation into safety and community concerns, and say the program is a money grab for the county.

A study of the program blames the cameras for increased collisions at those intersections.

Lawmakers plan to introduce several changes to the program.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.
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