Las Cruces Makes Big Bucks From Red Light Cameras

Las Cruces – Although the fine for each red-light camera violation is capped by New Mexico law at $100, the city of Las Cruces has released figures showing that more than $3.37 million has been collected since the program began in March 2009.

Of that, the Las Cruces Sun-News reports the city's share is more than $844,000 in the past 19 months and a little more than $365,000 since Jan. 1.

According to Redflex Traffic Systems, through the Las Cruces Police Department, tickets for either running red lights or speeding at the intersection of Lohman and Telshor have increased from 180 in early June to 306 in the past month.

Michael Sanchez says he learned the hard way. He got a ticket earlier this year going through Valley Drive and Avenida de Mesilla.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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