New York’s red-light cameras are getting increasingly popular.
The NYPD says they’ve stopped 2,500 drivers this year, and have been responsible for about 20 percent of the traffic tickets handed out to motorists.
Now the NYPD is asking the city’s public-transportation department to do the same for door knockers.
The city’s Public Safety Department wants the agency to hire more drivers, and the department has launched a website called “Red Door Grill” to promote the service.
On the site, the Red Door Grilling website says that it is the city “s answer to the loud, obnoxious red-lights that are plaguing our streets and neighborhoods.”
It’s not the first time Red Door has gotten a pop.
Last year, the restaurant chain began a program called Red Door for Good, where restaurants can pay drivers a $50 donation for the use of their grill space.
The restaurant said it was the first to hire red-door grillers.
Red Door’s founder, Paul Kramlich, said that when the program began, he was worried about losing money.
Red Door was hoping to attract the same number of diners that diners have for other restaurants, he said.
But as the program became more popular, Kramliches revenue went up, he told CNNMoney.