Hamden’s mayor is hoping to catch drivers running red lights with new traffic cameras. But there’s a catch – by law, the cameras can’t be used for that purpose right now.
Right now new traffic lights are going up at seven intersections in town including here at Dixwell and Whitney avenues.
As crews work to replace aging equipment, some see an opportunity to help tackle a problem.
Mayor Curt Leng had his own close call with someone running a light as he tried to cross Whitney Avenue.
While police have boosted enforcement, the mayor also hopes cameras being installed along with new traffic lights could make a difference.