Orlando has added five red light cameras at intersections across the city with funds obtained from fines collected from previously installed cameras. Simultaneously, the city is seeking to have an appellate court ruling overturned that would require refunding fines collected prior to Florida’s enactment of a law allowing the cameras in 2010. Orlando has already collected 1.6 million dollars this year in violations.
The new cameras were placed at five intersections that were selected with cooperation with the state to find the intersections that are most accident-prone. The new cameras were added to the following intersections:
- Magnolia and Colonial
- Robinson and Rosalind
- Orange and Michigan
- Semoran and Curry Ford
The cost of the cameras is slightly less than the $800,000 the city has netted from currently installed cameras this year. In addition to the money collected, the cameras have reduced Orlando rear-end crashes by 20% and 40% fewer T-bone crashes at intersections according to city reports.
The city filed an appeal with the Florida Supreme Court to overturn the decision by the 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, which, if upheld, would require the city to refund all red-light camera fines prior to the state approving the cameras’ use in 2010.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured in a pedestrian, truck, motorcycle, bus or car wreck caused by negligence on the part of another driver, contact Orlando car accident lawyers. For a free consultation, call 1-888-BURNETTI today.