Smile, you're on 'red light camera'

More cameras are being installed to catch pedestrians crossing against red lights.

POLICE cameras filming pedestrians who ignore red lights have been installed at three more crossroads in downtown Shanghai.

They are the crossroads of Huaihai Road M. and Chengdu Road S., Huaihai Road M. and Xiangyang Road S. and Nanjing Road W. and Changde Road.

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A camera at the crossroads of Huaihai Road M. and Chengdu Road S.

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Cameras at the crossroads of Huaihai Road M. and Xiangyang Road S.

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A camera at the crossroads of Nanjing Road W. and Changde Road.

Since the end of May, 27 offenders have been punished after being caught with the first such cameras which were installed at the crossroads of Gonghexin Road and Yongxing Road in Jing’an District, Shanghai traffic police said on Wednesday.

They were fined 20 yuan (US$3) for each offense.

Police said they’re trying to contact every offender who is identifiable from the cameras, but a few among the 27 came to the police on their own after seeing pictures of themselves walking on crossings through the red light at the bus stop near the crossroads.

Police said they will keep publicizing those pictures as a reminder to people not to ignore red lights. More such cameras will be installed later this year.

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