Starting next Wednesday, Fort Lauderdale drivers who run a red light at certain intersections will be subject to fines of $158 for each offense. New red light cameras will be in effect at six locations next week.
These intersections include westbound State Road 84 at Southwest Ninth Avenue; westbound Commercial Boulevard at Northeast 21st Avenue; eastbound Sunrise Boulevard at Northwest 15th Avenue; northbound Federal Highway at State Road 84; northbound Federal Highway at Northeast Eighth Street; and eastbound Commercial Boulevard at Powerline Road.
The city has approved cameras at ten locations, but it awaiting permits from Broward County before installing cameras at the remaining four locations: Northeast 15th Avenue at Sunrise Boulevard; westbound Cypress Creek Road at Powerline Road; southbound Northwest 31st Avenue at Cypress Creek Road and eastbound Cypress Creek Road at Northwest 31st Avenue.
According to Fort Lauderdale officials, motorists who turn right at a red light camera will not receive a traffic ticket as long as they slow to a near stop and appear to be driving cautiously.
Source: Fines for red-light camera violations begin Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida Sun Sentinel, September 8, 2010
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