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Likely state will not install more redlight cameras in Florida
Authorities say it's likely the state will *not be installing any new "Redlight" cameras.
It's a wide-ranging transportation proposal that members of the house are tossing around.
This redlight camera here in Gulf Breeze isn't going anywhere anytime soon. But new ones, according to a proposal may not be installed here or any where else in the state.
Besides no longer allowing municipalities and counties to install red light cameras at currently unmonitored intersections after July 1. The proposal would also reduce the penalty for red light violators caught on camera from $158 to $83. Local governments also would only be allowed to impose a $25 surcharge on tickets to fund the existing systems. More than 100 jurisdictions across the state use traffic-light cameras. Violations have generated more than $100 million a year through tickets. But locally, no everyone is sold on the idea of discontinuing the installation of redlight cameras.
Ryan Foster- Driver
"They'll stop before it comes a yellow light. They stop because they know there is a camera there."
Walt Lumpkin- Driver
"I see so many people violating the red light and if you can catch them otherwise, I'd rather so it that way.
A similar proposal failed to advance last session, some people received tickets when they turned right on red.