Davie Leaders To Vote On Canceling Red Light Camera Contract
DAVIE (CBS4) – It could be lights out for planned red light cameras in Davie.
The town worked out a three-year contract with American Traffic Solutions Inc. of Kansas and planned to install 16 cameras and start issuing $158 fines to violators beginning on August 20th, according to the Sun Sentinel. But critics said Davie will not collect enough in fines to pay the $76,000 monthly bill to run the cameras.
During Wednesday night’s town council meeting leaders plan to take a formal vote on cancelling the contract.
American Traffic Solutions has not said what action they’ll take if Davie backs out of the contract.
Davie is not the only municipality re-thinking the use of red light cameras.
City leaders in Pembroke Pines and Fort Lauderdale are considering ending their programs with American Traffic Solutions because of unexpected legal and court costs, according to the paper.
In addition to Davie, Ft. Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, American Traffic Solutions also has contracts with Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, Sunrise and Margate.
Source: The Sun-Sentinel