Greenville, NC: Automated Red-light Camera fines fund Pitt County school technology

More than $500,000 in fines from Greenville red light tickets have helped Pitt County Schools replace dozens of outdated computers and purchase a variety of safety equipment since June 30, officials said.

The school system through June 30 has utilized $553,000 collected through the program, which uses camera technology to catch motorists who run red lights at five intersections in the city. Violators are fined $100.

“In the last week or two, about $200,000 has been spent on teachers’ computers to get our computers up to date,” Superintendent Ethan Lenker told members of the Pitt County Board of Education at its monthly meeting on Monday night.