The city of Orlando has decided to relocate five red light cameras that were not earning enough revenue for the city to busier locations with the hopes of increasing public safety and increasing revenue.
The new locations will cover fourteen new intersections. The new cameras are located at North Rosalind Avenue and East Robinson Street and East Colonial Drive and North Magnolia Avenue in downtown Orlando; South Orange Avenue and Michigan Street just south of downtown; and South Semoran Boulevard and Curry Ford Road in southeast Orlando.
The five previous locations were generating barely enough fines to pay the monthly monitoring fee of $3,500. The previous locations were at Princeton Street and Edgewater Drive; Princeton and Formosa Avenue; Dixie Belle Drive and Michigan Street; Westmoreland Drive and South Street; and Kaley Street and Division Avenue. Motorists receive a $158 fine for running a red light, and each camera needs to capture approximately twenty-three violations per month to pay for itself. However, the city has stressed the decision was not a financial one, but was done protect those who obey traffic laws from red-light runners.
According to the city’s 2008 statistics, more than four hundred crashes were attributed to drivers ignoring red lights. Statewide, a minimum of one hundred deaths and sixty-three hundred injuries occur every year from these violations.
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