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Video goes behind the scenes of red light cameras

Wednesday - 6/29/2011, 8:57am  ET

WASHINGTON - Ever wonder how red light cameras are programmed to snap a photo if a driver runs the light?

The process is more than a flash and an automated ticket. In fact, most of it is far from automation.

American Traffic Solutions has put together a new video that breaks down the steps in the process of a red light ticket.

The video is quick to point out that there is a two-part review process once a photo is taken.

Red light cameras have begun to pop up in Virginia, including the announcement Tuesday that City of Fairfax will be implementing them at certain intersections by the end of the month.

Adam Tuss contributed to this report. Follow Adam and WTOP on Twitter.

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