City cars "getting away" with red light violations around Hampton Roads

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by Nick Ochsner, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 6:35 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH- It's a sight nobody wants to see: the flash of a red light camera going off as you race through an intersection.

For most drivers, there's no forgiveness once you're caught on camera, but a 13News Now investigation has found that's not the case for city workers.

Tonight at 6 p.m. on 13News Now, find out why city workers across the state, including law enforcement, are above the law and exempt from paying traffic fines when they're caught running red light cameras.

"Our [administrative regulation] does not have a provision for the employee paying," said Chesapeake Human Resources Director DL Mears. "It's a disciplinary matter."

Our investigation also uncovered some city employees caught running red lights in Virginia Beach but never being disciplined and not being forced to pay a fine.

 

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