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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 5:05 pm | Updated: 10:22 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Scottsdale will activate another photo enforcement camera on Oct. 1 for motorists who run red lights or exceed the speed limit by at least 11 mph while making left turns. The new left-turn camera will flash drivers southbound at Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard.

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Activation for the new camera comes two months after the city launched its first left-turn photo enforcement at Shea and 90th Street.

The city plans to activate four additional cameras every other month.

"We're going to start turning them on one at a time," said Bill Moloney, photo enforcement program manager.

The city began issuing citations at Shea and 90th Street after the left-turn camera was activated. There have been 88 violations so far, Moloney said. Fines usually cost violators $204.

The intersections the city enforces with cameras have been determined to have high levels of violations, which could mean a greater probability of crashes, Moloney said.

Scottsdale currently has cameras that flash red-light runners in seven intersections. The cameras always had the capability of flashing left-turn violators.

"We didn't want to activate the left-turn cameras right away," Moloney said. "We wanted to get all of our ducks in a row."

The city will not active its left-turn camera at the Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard intersection because it would require equipment on the Phoenix side of the cities' border, Moloney said.

"It would have been a good site because there are a lot of accidents at that intersection," Moloney said.

The four other locations where left turns will be photo enforced are: southbound Hayden Road at Indian School Road, eastbound McDowell Road at Scottsdale Road, northbound Scottsdale Road at Thomas Road and northbound Scottsdale Road at Cactus Road.

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