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Red-light cameras installed at Sunrise-Folsom boulevards in Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova police announced the installation of a new digital red-light camera enforcement system at Sunrise and Folsom boulevards.

The system is being tested and will go live Aug. 1.

For a period of at least 30 days, red-light violators will be mailed a warning notice. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 1, those who violate a red light at the intersection will receive citations by mail, according to a Police Department news release.

Citations will include a referral to a website where violators can view the still images and video footage of the violation. The images should clearly show where the vehicle was in relation to the intersection’s limit line, and the green, yellow and red lights, police said.

The cameras are part of an effort to improve traffic safety. Police said studies have shown a significant reduction in red-light-related crashes at photo-enforced intersections.