Fort Smith to crack down on red-light runners

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Fort Smith police say the streets are about to become safer and some bad drivers are going to have to come up with some fine money.

The agency is starting a campaign on Monday called "Operation Seeing Red," in which officers will crack down on people who have been running red lights.

Police say citizens have complained about an increase in motorists engaging in the dangerous practice of running red lights.

Records show that 107 traffic crashes in Fort Smith in 2012 were attributable to one of the drivers running a red light. And 59 people were injured in those crashes.

The special enforcement period is to run through July 7. The department says officers will resume the program if running red lights again emerges as a trend.

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