Orange County, home to Orlando, Florida officials recently announced a plan to install eighty new red light cameras in the next two years, adding to the ten cameras currently in place. The cameras currently in use have captured over twenty thousand violations since being installed in early 2011. The civil fine is generally $158.
The next intersections to receive red light cameras have not been determined, but likely candidates include locations “…all over the county, including Alafaya Trail at Waterford Lakes Parkway; International Drive at Sand Lake Road; Pine Hills Road at Colonial Drive; Powers Drive at Silver Star Road.” The new cameras will be in addition to dozens of others already set up in Central Florida at intersections in Orlando, Apopka, Maitland, Kissimmee and Casselberry.
The county will be focusing on monitoring the most heavily trafficked roads where Orlando car accidents are most likely to happen. Orange County transportation head Mark Massaro responded to those critical of the cameras for privacy reasons by saying, “There is a safety benefit to it.” Approximately twenty percent of the fines collected from the red light cameras are to be used for pedestrian safety actions. Click here to view the video clip on how a red light camera works.
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