Cameras will catch red light runners
Be careful if you run red lights. The city is moving forward with plans to install additional red light cameras at city intersections. Having obtained City Council's blessing Tuesday evening, Jacksonville-based Traffipax will place cameras facing the eastbound lanes of Ridge Road at U.S. 19, and the northbound lanes of U.S. 19 at Ridge Road. Cameras also will be installed at Grand Boulevard and U.S. 19 in all four directions. The cameras can take pictures of drivers who run the red light, and a ticket is then sent in the mail. A portion of the traffic ticket fines will reimburse Traffipax for the cost of installing and running the cameras. The city's first red light camera was installed last year at Ridge Road and U.S. 19, pointing toward the southbound lanes of the highway. Eventually, cameras will be placed at the city's third intersection, Leo Kidd Avenue and Ridge Road.
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Sign up for RAP River Run 5K
By Wednesday, more than 630 people had already registered for Saturday's second annual RAP River Run 5K and organizers expected a few hundred more to show up at the last minute. The benefit for the RAP House shelter will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday along the Pithlachascotee River and around Orange Lake in downtown New Port Richey. It will feature a 5K race for runners and walkers as well as a fun run for kids. The RAP House, operated by Youth and Family Alternatives, has served Pasco County's runaway, abused, neglected and at-risk youth since 1982. Spring Engineering, Dex Imaging and Publix Super Markets Charities are presenting sponsors. The fee for the 5K Run/Walk is $20. The Trinity Business Association Fun Run costs $10. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. For information, visit www.rapriverrun.com.
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