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Red Light Camera Program



Program Overview

  • Most red-light running violations occur between 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.
  • The majority of red-light running violations captured by the Fayetteville red-light safety camera program occurs on Fridays.
  • The Fayetteville red-light safety camera program has issued 33,621 citations, 22,253 of which have been paid in full since the program went live.
  • 96% of violators who received and paid their red-light running violation did not receive a second.

Citations Per Location (July 8, 2015 - May 2017)

Citiations Per Location # of Citations
NB RAMSEY ST / US 401 @ LAW RD 4,042


SB SKIBO RD / US 401 @ MORGANTON RD / CR 1404 4,019
NB S REILLY RD / CR 1403 @ MORGANTON RD / CR 1404 2,277
EB RAEFORD RD / US 401 @ BUNCE RD / SR 162 3,083
Total Issued 33,621

Road Safety Program FAQs

Why has the City of Fayetteville implemented a Red-light Safety Camera Program?

The City of Fayetteville is dedicated to keeping its community safe. In order to do so, Fayetteville will implement a red-light safety camera program in July 2015. The purpose of this program is to increase traffic safety in the city by reducing red-light running violations, collisions and injuries.  

According to data provided the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 700 people were killed and 130,000 were injured across the nation in 2013. Traffic crashes are the single most significant cause of preventable death and injury in North America.

Red-light running is a deadly epidemic. Red-light safety camera programs have proven to reduce the number of red-light collisions and injuries associated with these crashes. The purpose of this program is to increase traffic safety in the City of Fayetteville by reducing red-light running violations, collisions and injuries without impacting city funds.

All of Fayetteville’s new red-light safety camera locations were analyzed and chosen by city traffic engineers, police personnel and the city manager to ensure that the lifesaving technology would be used to optimize safety in the city, especially at dangerous intersections.

When the City of Fayetteville last had red-light cameras, the number of serious accidents were reduced at the intersections where the cameras were installed. When compared to three years before the red-light safety cameras to three years after the first red-light safety cameras were installed in October 1999, right angle or t-bone collisions were reduced 41.3% and rear-end collisions were reduced 15%.

What is a red-light running violation?

A red-light running violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersection after the traffic signal has turned red. However, motorists already in the intersection when the signal changes to red, waiting to turn for example, are not considered red-light violators.

Where are the Red-Light Safety Cameras located?

The intersections to have a camera installed are listed below. Each intersection is marked clearly with signs. (NB=Northbound lanes, SB=Southbound lanes, EB=Eastbound)

  • NB Ramsey St. @ Law Rd.
  • NB S Reilly Rd. @ Kimridge Rd.
  • SB S Reilly Rd. @ Kimridge Rd.
  • SB Skibo Rd. @ Morganton Rd.
  • NB Reilly Rd. @ Morganton Rd.
  • NB and SB Skibo Rd. @ Yadkin Rd./McPherson Church Rd.
  • NB Yadkin Rd. @ Santa Fe Dr.
  • EB Raeford Rd. @ Bunce Rd.
  • NB Bragg Blvd. @ Cain Rd./Ft. Bragg Rd.
  • Skibo and Red Tip roads
  • Owen and Village drives
  • Raeford and Hope Mills roads
  • Grove and B streets
  • Grove and Ramsey streets


    What are the some of the statistics for the Red-Light Safety Program?

    Since red-light cameras were activated on July 8, 2015, the red-light safety program has issued more than 31,988 citations. Of which, 20,982 of the citations have been paid in full.

    During the same time period:

    • The red-light safety program has seen an average of 50 red-light running violations per day
    • Most red-light violations occur between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. 
    • The majority of red-light running violations captured by the Fayetteville red-light safety camera program occur on Fridays
    • Recidivism rate: 96% of violators who received and paid their red-light running violation have not run a second light at an intersection with a red-light camera and receive a second citation.

    What will this program cost the city and its taxpayers?

    The road safety camera program is set up to be fully funded through fines paid by red-light runners. Taxpayers are not being asked to pay for this system. As driver behavior changes and crashes diminish in number, the city and residents could see a reduction in emergency and other expenses. The estimated cost to each community for a single traffic fatality is estimated to be in the millions, according to cost components selected by the Federal Highway Administration.

    How does the Red-Light Safety Camera work?


    • The system activates when motion is detected just prior to the stop bar AFTER the traffic signal has turned red. The cameras capture two images of an alleged violation, taken from the rear of the vehicle.
    • The first image shows the vehicle at the white stop bar and the illuminated red light.
    • The second image shows the violator in the middle of the intersection with the red light illuminated.
    • The license plate image is a close-up from one of the images captured.
    • Data, including the time, date, and duration of the yellow and red lights, also is recorded.
    • Cameras also record a 12-second digital video of the violation, including six seconds prior to and six seconds after running the red light.

    What to do if you receive a Notice of Violation

    Why did I receive a Notice of Violation?

    Based upon images captured by the automated system, your vehicle was determined to have committed a red-light violation. As the vehicle owner, the Notice of Violation is mailed to you.

    How much is the fine?

    The fine is $100. This is a civil infraction, and it is not reported to any insurance agencies.

    What are my options?

    redlightcam2Pay the fine.

    • Pay Online. Login to by entering your Notice number and PIN number shown in the red box on the front right of your Notice. Click the Pay button. There is a convenience fee of $4.00 that will be assessed at the time of payment.
    • Pay by Mail. Mail your check or money order, payable to the City of Fayetteville, address located on the Notice of Violation, in the enclosed envelope along with the coupon printed at the bottom of the notice. Write the Notice number and the license plate number on your check or money order. Do not mail cash.
    • Pay by Credit Card. Call toll-free  FREE1-866-790-4111 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. There is a convenience fee of $4.00 that will be assessed at the time of payment.
    • Walk-in at:. Pay at:
      American Traffic Solutions, Inc.
      200 Dick Street, Suite #200-A
      Fayetteville, NC 28301
      Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except on holidays)

    When is my payment due?

    The due date is listed on the front of the Notice. The payment coupon will also have the due date listed. In some instances, late fees will be assessed if not paid by the due date. When mailing in a payment, allow 10 days in order to be received in a timely manner.

    How do I know that these violations are valid?

    Images of your vehicle were captured and recorded by a Road Safety Program. You can review your images and video of the actual occurrence online at .

    What company provides the Road Safety Program in the City?

    The City of Fayetteville has contracted with American Traffic Solutions Inc. (ATS) which provides more than 300 communities across North American with red-light and speed safety camera programs. More information about ATS is available at

    Safety Results

    The following is crash data from the intersections in Fayetteville that had red-light cameras the last time the program was in place:

    Accidents were compared to three years before the cameras were installed to three years after installation. 

    Avg. Crash Rate Per Year Before
    Avg. Crash Rate Per Year After
    Angle Percentage +/-
    Rear End Percentage +\-

    MLK Freeway at Ramsey Street

     8.7  8.4  0  -5.6
    Ramsey Street at Law Road/Par Drive
     12.1  9  -75  14.3
    Yadkin Road at Santa Fe Drive
     20.3  13.2  -51.6  -18.3
    Skibo Road at Yadkin Road
     31.4  16.7  -58.6  -41.5
    Sycamore Dairy Road at Bragg Boulevard
     13  8.8  -21.4  -34.4


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