In July of 2012 the town of Charlestown and Sensys America, Inc. entered into a contract to install Red Light Cameras at the intersections of East Beach and West Beach Roads at Rte 1. The Red Light Cameras have been in operation since January 2015. All red light violations thus far have been issued as warnings to the registered owners of vehicles observed violating state law.
Starting this week vehicles that are observed going through these two red lights in violation of Rhode Island State Law will be receiving a pay by mail citation.
In our review of the violations to date, the police department has determined that many of the alleged violations are vehicles that are taking right hand turns without coming to a complete stop at the red light at the intersection of West Beach road and Rte.1. Although many in our state believe that “rolling through” a stop sign or red light to take a right turn is an acceptable practice, state law requires vehicles to come to a complete stop prior to taking a right turn. Therefore, the police department is asking all the motoring public to remember the basic rules of the road in order to make our roadways as safe as possible for everyone.
Jeffrey S. Allen
Chief of Police