Cameras to catch drivers running red lights will soon be coming to intersections throughout Fort Lauderdale.
City commissioners gave a contractor the go-ahead Wednesday to begin installing cameras at 11 locations and may eventually expand to as many as 50.
The cameras will begin to be installed within the week. The city will only issue warnings for the first month and will start handing out $158 tickets on Aug. 8.
The city expects to issue 22 citations a day once the first 11 cameras are installed. That should generate $3 million in revenue to the city as well as $4.4 million for the state.
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American Traffic Solutions will install and operate Fort Lauderdale’s red-light camera network for three years and will be paid $4,250 a month per intersection. It will also send out the notices of violation, set up a website where people can view images of their violation and collect the money.
Wireless sensors in the street will detect violators and will be linked to cameras located about 90 feet behind the intersection. A sign announcing cameras are being used will be placed between 300 and 500 feet of the intersection.