In Columbus, the 12 cameras installed last year caught 9,700 red-light runners. But tickets also increased by almost 2,000 overall — or 11 percent — at intersections monitored by cameras since 2006 or 2007. It’s the first yearly increase since the entire set of cameras have been in place.
The city collected nearly $1.1 million last year from its share of red-light runners’ $95 tickets at all 30 intersections. That’s a 77 percent increase in revenue from 2010, attributable to both the extra cameras and the city’s receipt of a larger share of each ticket under its new contract with camera-maker Redflex Traffic Systems.