Police crack down on red-light runners

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage police are cracking down on red-light runners.

Last month, officers issued 837 tickets for running red lights -- nearly three times that of a typical month. And they wracked up nearly $20,000 in overtime pay.

Anchorage Police Chief Duane Udland said a ticket, at $200, can be a good incentive to not run red lights.

Red-light running remains one of the chief complaints of Anchorage drivers, according to police. The city's drivers are not alone. Nationwide, drivers cite it as one of the most persistent problems on the road.

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