RICHMOND, VA—Soon, drivers in Richmond won't be alone as they drive through intersections.
The city's first red light camera is scheduled to become active later this week.
The camera's located at the intersection of Hull Street and Elkhardt Road, near Elkhardt Middle School.
Red light cameras are supposed to deter people from running the light and cut back on dangerous t-bone crashes, but some studies show red light cameras can cause an increase in rear-end collisions.
According to Richmond Police, there were 15 crashes at the intersection in 2012. That's an increase from 2011 when there were 13 crashes.
Stay with 8News for updates.
Tonight on 8News at 5:30, Kerri O'Brien takes a took at the intersection and the new red light camera in an 8News Street Squad report.
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