Florida City Cashes In On Red Light Cameras

July 27, 2009

New cameras that take photos of motorists running red lights at intersections in Lakeland have generated more than a half-million dollars for the city and the company offering the system.

The cameras were installed June 1. So far, the city has mailed 4,400 violations to motorists who have run the red lights.

The cost for a violation is $125 for the first two offenses. The tickets double to $250 on the third offense. People who are ticketed are not assessed points on their driving record. Mailed citations include two still photos and a close up of the car’s license plate. People can view a 12-second video online of the infraction.

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