The first of Springfield's red light traffic cameras is now operating, but drivers who run the light will only get a warning for the first 30 days.
The camera is live for southbound traffic approaching National and Battlefield.
During the 30 day warning period, drivers getting citations for running a red light at the intersection will see "warning notice only" on the ticket. Those citations will be sent to the person or company who is the registered owner of the vehicle caught on camera. Pictures of the car or truck in the intersection will also be sent with the ticket.
Springfield city officials say a red light violation is defined as "crossing the white stop bar at the approach after the signal has turned red. Motorists who enter the intersection on yellow or are in the intersection when the light turns red are not in violation of the red-light ordinance."
The public will be notified when the formal citation period begins. The fine for running a red light is $100.
Four more intersections are scheduled to have red light cameras installed and operating by around July 1. They are:
*Southbound on Campbell Avenue at Battlefield Road
*Eastbound on Battlefield at Campbell Avenue
*Eastbound on Sunshine Street at Campbell Avenue
*Westbound on Sunshine Street at National Avenue