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State Close To Deal To Install Traffic Cameras

(Honolulu-AP) -- The state is close to reaching a deal with Lockheed Martin to install traffic cameras to catch drivers who speed and run red lights.

State Department of Transportation officials plan to finalize the contract with Lockheed Martin in the next couple weeks despite a protest filed by a competing bidder Redflex.

The state will set up cameras at ten intersections and 14 roadways on Oahu as early as November.

Motorists who speed or drive through a red light will automatically have their photos taken, along with license plate numbers. The violators will later receive a citation in the mail. Lockheed will provide and install the equipment, and will take a portion of each traffic fine.

Redflex's attorney, Lawrence Reifurth, says he is concerned the state is moving ahead despite the protest, which is being reviewed by the attorney general's office.


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