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Illinois police post video of red light runners on Facebook

Weekly video posted on police department's Facebook page shows vehicles caught by the town's only red light traffic camera.


An Illinois town's police department is using social media to spread the word on the dangers of running a red light.

For the past couple of months, the Granite City Police Department in Illinois has posted a weekly video on its Facebook page of red light runners filmed from a traffic video camera. The video shows car after car running red lights at the lone intersection in the town equipped with the red light camera.

The Facebook posts may hint of public shaming of traffic violators, but license plates aren't readable from the video, and no descriptions or names are given in the video or on Facebook. A police department official told local TV station KTVI Fox 2 News that the updates are meant to educate drivers on the dangers of this intersection.