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Red-light cameras go live at Broad and MLK in Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE — Starting today, there will be no more warnings.

Anyone now caught by a Police Department camera running a red light at the intersection of Broad Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard can expect some bad news in the mail: a $125 civil citation.

Two cameras began operating at that intersection on March 30, kicking off the city's red-light camera program and a 30-day warning period for violators.

Brooksville police Chief George Turner said more than 1,000 warning notices were sent out during the grace period to the owners of vehicles that had been photographically captured running the red light.

Although no one was fined, Turner said his department received quite a few apologies from offenders. "They took it as a warning and said they wouldn't do it again," Turner said Thursday.

From now on, motorists caught running the red light will be photographed by the cameras twice, as the vehicle approaches the light. A camera mounted above the intersection will also shoot a video, which will be available for the violator to view online.

Ultimately, Turner said, a police officer viewing the video will determine if the driver of the car broke the law. If so, a ticket will be sent to the vehicle owner. The violation is considered a civil, not criminal matter, and is similar to a parking ticket. No points will be imposed against a driver's license.

Revenue from the citations will be shared with American Traffic Solutions of Scottsdale, Ariz., which installed and maintains the cameras and earns $40 from every ticket issued.

A 30-day warning period remains in place for two other camera-guarded traffic lights: at W Jefferson Street and Ponce De Leon Boulevard, and at Broad Street and Wiscon Road. The cameras were installed April 24.

Three more cameras will be installed June 23 at the northbound and southbound lanes at State Road 50 and Cobb Road and at Broad Street at State Road 50.

Logan Neill can be reached at or 848-1435.

Red-light cameras go live at Broad and MLK in Brooksville 04/30/09 [Last modified: Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:53pm]
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