USA/CommonState/Cameras

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Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:
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    a speed camera takes a photograph of a vehicle when it passes by the camera at too high a speed.
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    a red light camera takes a photograph of a vehicle that enters an intersection after the light is red. In some areas, it takes the photograph when a vehicle is not clear of the intersection some period after the light turns red.

Be sure to know your cameras before accepting new camera reports.

When adding a camera, be sure to review the camera placement recommendations.

Laws regarding speed and red light cameras vary between the states and territories, so be sure to understand the details of camera legality in CommonState.

Based on information researched at the time this page was created, Waze editors have not determined the legality of red light or speed cameras in CommonState.

No other camera types should be mapped in Waze.