Red Light Cameras Taken Out in Dunnellon
Published September 6th, 2013
A state senator from St. Petersburg is looking to get rid of red light cameras in Florida.
But one Marion County city has already taken them down.
The City of Dunnellon removed their red light cameras last month because of the numerous complaints from locals, visitors and business owners.
Research shows the yellow lights were set a half a second shorter than they should be, and that's how people were getting ticketed.
Eventually, people stopped driving through Dunnellon and businesses saw a decline in customers.
"People weren't coming here anymore. Especially if they were coming from Rainbow Springs, Tropicana, all that, they were actually trying to avoid coming through Dunnellon just
because of the red lights."
More than 100 jurisdictions across the state generate around 100 million dollars a year from red light cameras.
So the state senator's bill is expected to meet some opposition from some local government officials.
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