Superior Court panel approves Greenville red light cameras

Jun 26, 2019

RALEIGH – A three-judge Superior Court panel has upheld Greenville’s Red Light Safety Camera Program as constitutional. The program was approved by the General Assembly in 2016. A lawsuit against the program said it was unconstitutional as it was “related to health” in violation of the state Constitution’s prohibition on local acts passed by the General Assembly related to health. The panel disagreed. Civil penalties related to the red light cameras went into effect in November 2017. The cameras operate at five intersections in Greenville. A press release from the city says since the cameras went in place the city experienced a 27 percent overall reduction in crashes at those intersections with red light cameras, a 16 percent reduction in rear-end collisions and no fatalities at the intersections.