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Two red light cameras impacted by software glitch

Posted at: 03/04/2013 4:26 PM
Updated at: 03/04/2013 11:52 PM

If you recently got a ticket for one of them in Rochester, tickets from two intersections are being questioned.

We're talking about Mt. Read boulevard and Driving Park Avenue, along with Mt. Read and Emerson Street. Mayor Tom Richards says the yellow light was timed for three seconds, instead of four.

The Rochester Police Department says it will review tickets before February 19th, the day the light was fixed.

Greece resident Gloria Winston knows all about the camera at Mt. Read and Emerson. She says not long ago, as she was going through the intersection, she saw the flash go off. And a few days later a $50 ticket came in the mail. She says it was a judgment call on a rainy night.

“If I had thrown on brakes I would have risked having a collision with the car behind me.”

Winston says it happened so fast, she didn't have time to react the way she normally would.

While we don't know what will happen in her case, we're told tickets issued before February 19th, will be reviewed and drivers will get the benefit of the doubt.