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Red Light Cameras coming to Capital Circle NE and Mahan

Tallahassee is expanding its effort to cut down on red light runners. As Sascha Cordner reports, the city is adding red light cameras to an intersection which has had more than 100 crashes in a two-year span.

The intersection of Capital Circle Northeast and Mahan Drive is ranked among the top five in terms of Tallahassee crashes in 2010 and 2011. So, Tallahassee’s Traffic Mobility Manager Allen Secreast says the city has installed two red light cameras, which will come online Wednesday:

The red light cameras will be installed on the North and South bound approaches on Capital Circle. So, we are trying to increase the safety for the traveling motorists going through the intersection, and it was also identified through TPD that this was also a location that had a red light running problem.”

With the addition of the two cameras, there will now be 19 cameras monitoring seven intersections throughout Tallahassee. Secreast says the city has noticed a decrease in red light runners since the launch of the Red Light Camera Safety Program in 2010.

Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.