Red-Light Cameras To Be Installed At Coral Springs Intersections

Lights, Camera…Fine.

 $158 to be exact.

In just about two weeks Coral Springs will install cameras at two busy intersections: Riverside Drive and University Drive, and Riverside Drive and Sample Road to catch drivers who run red lights according to CBS4 partner The Miami Herald.  

City police told the paper that these two intersections are high risk areas and account for an increasing number of accidents.

Vehicles that pass the stop line after the light turns red will be captured in two photos and a video clip. A police officer trained in red-light camera enforcement will then look over the images and decide whether or not a violation has occurred.  If found guilty a fine of $158 will be sent to the vehicle’s registered owner.

Violators have 30 days to pay the fine or challenge it in court. If not paid within 30 days, it is then considered a standard traffic infraction and the fine is beefed up to $263.

City officials told the paper only warning notices will be given to red-light runners during the first 30 days of the program, not actual fines.

The city intends to install red-light cameras at seven intersections by the year’s end.

Signs will be posted at intersections with the newly installed cameras, and city officials plan to mount a public awareness campaign about the presence of the cameras.  

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