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Hey, is that a camera?
Traffic cameras on new signals act as motion sensors, do not take photos
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Motorists wait at the recently renovated intersection of College and Main streets. The renovation of the intersection included the placement of traffic sensors above the traffic lights. According to the city, the sole purpose of the sensors is to detect traffic for maintenance purposes, not to record traffic violations. - photo by EDDIE LEDBETTER/staff
Drivers fearing they are being watched by cameras at the recently renovated intersection of West Main and College streets needn’t worry, according to engineers for the city of Statesboro. Cameras were installed above traffic lights when crews finished work on the crossroads last month, but not to peek into vehicles, catch speeders or track down runners of red lights. The sole function of the new equipment is traffic detection, said Marcos Trejo, an engineer with the city.
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