MIAMI (CBS4) -South Florida drivers may have noticed the shiny new red light cameras now perched at nineteen intersections around Miami.
They’re already flashing away. Some drivers, like Victor Wither know exactly what it’s like to get that dreaded $158 red light ticket in the mail.
“Good Christmas for me,” Wither joked sarcastically.
Miami is the latest and largest city in South Florida to start a red light camera program. Officials say it’s meant to save lives. It also raises money. The city expects to make eight million dollars by October.
“It’s unpleasant, I definitely don’t enjoy getting something in the mail, a picture of my driver’s license or my license plate,” driver Joseph Egozi told CBS4′s Natalia Zea.
Stephanie Jaramillo sees the cameras before she gets near an intersection. She pays an extra seven bucks a month for a GPS feature that warns her when the cameras are coming up.
“It’s for the driver to be careful because they might be caught,” she said.
If 27th avenue is part of your commute, beware. There are five intersections with cameras on that avenue alone.
And US-1 now has six extra intersections ready to catch red light runners.
Whether you’ve run red lights before, or are afraid your first mistake will end in a painful separation from the money in your wallet, be careful.
Jaramillo believes the program is necessary.
“Here in Miami, you need to put more of those cameras, because we have crazy drivers everywhere,” commented Jaramillo.
Red light cameras are now running at the following intersections in the City of Miami:
Northeast 36th St. & Biscayne
Northwest 37th Ave. & 7th St.
Northwest 57th Ave. & 7th St.
Northwest 27th Ave. & 7th St.
Northwest 27th Ave. & 14th St.
Northwest 27th Ave. & Flagler St.
Northwest 27th Ave. & 11th St.
Southwest 27th Ave. & 22nd St.
Northwest 42nd Ave. & 14th St..
Northwest 42nd Ave. & 7th St.
Brickell Ave., US 1 & Southeast 26th Rd.
Southwest 27th Ave. & US 1
Southwest 17th Ave. & US 1
Southwest 32nd Ave. & US 1
Southwest 22nd Ave. & US 1
Southwest 4th Ave. & 8th St.
Southwest 4th Ave. & 7th St.
Southwest 37th Ave. & US 1
Southwest 22nd St. & 32nd Ave.
Partial list of running or planned red light camera locations around South Florida:
-Washington Ave. & 17th St.
-Chase Ave. & Alton Rd.
-63rd St. & Indian Creek Dr.
-41st St. & Prairie Ave.
-71st St. & Indian Creek Dr.
-Dade Blvd. & 23rd St.
-Alton Rd. & 17th St.
-Washington Ave. & Dade Blvd.
-Indian Creek Dr. & Abbot Ave.
-West 49th St. & and 8th Ave.
-East 55th St. & East 8th Ave.
-NW 27th Ave. & 183rd St.
-NW 2nd Ave. & 199th St.
-NW 2nd Ave. & 215th St.
-NW 7th Ave. & 183rd St.
-NW 27th Ave. & 199th St.
-NW 37th Ave. & 183rd St.
-NW 2th Ave. and 175th St.
-NW 2nd Ave. & NW 7th Ave. Extension
-NW 2nd. Ave & 167th St.
-NW 17th Ave. & 183rd St.
-North Federal Highway & NE 8th St.
-NE 15th Ave. & East Sunrise Blvd.
-S.R. 84 & SW 9th Ave.
-West Sunrise Blvd. & NW 15th Ave.
-West Commercial Blvd. & NW 21st Ave.
-South Federal Highway & S.R. 84
-NW 62nd St. & NW 9th Ave.
-West Commercial Blvd. & NW 9th Ave.
-NW 62nd St. & NW 31st Ave.
-Hollywood Blvd. & US-441
-West Sheridan St. & North Park Rd.
-Sheridan Blvd. & US-441
-Pines Blvd. & Dykes Rd.
-North 72nd Ave. & Sheridan St.
-North Federal Highway and East Hallandale Beach Blvd.
-SW 129th Ave. & Pines Blvd.
-N. Hiatus Rd. & Taft St.
-SW 136th Ave. & Pines Blvd.
-Dykes Rd. & Pines Blvd.