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St. Petersburg: Red light cameras coming soon?



ST. PETERSBURG -- The City Council unianimously approved an ordinance today that would allow red light cameras at dangerous intersections in the city.

The body is poised to take a second and final vote on the ordinance on April 1, at which time the public will be invited to give their opinions, too.

However, it won't take effect until the legality of the devices is cleared up by either the courts or the state legislature. Read more here.

Meanwhile, a new program in Hillsborough County catches red-light runners in the act. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Thursday released video showing dozens of drivers running though red lights.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:29pm]


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