Alabama City Moves Ahead With Red-Light Cameras

January 5, 2012

The City Council in Tuscaloosa has voted to begin formal contract negotiations with a company to install red-light cameras at certain intersections in the city.

The cameras are designed to capture photos of motorists who run red lights.

Tuesday’s unanimous vote allows the city attorney and Mayor Walt Maddox to negotiate and sign a contract with Gatso USA Inc. The Beverly, Mass.-based firm was chosen to install the cameras at no cost to City Hall.

The Tuscaloosa News reports Gatso will take a $30 cut for every paid fine of $100.

Officials say that once the contract is finalized, the city engineer will work with Gatso to identify five to 10 of the city’s most dangerous intersection approaches.

The cameras are expected to be in place by spring.

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