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VIDEO: Tampa PD says red light cameras are a help

VIDEO: Tampa PD says red light cameras are a help

UPDATE: The Tampa city council voted 4 to 3 not to renew the red light camera contract for city.

 

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Police released the video below on their YouTube page that they say shows cameras have helped with solving cases, preventing crashes, change driving habits and ultimately saving lives. 

The Tampa city council will discuss whether or not to keep its red light program running at it's regular Thursday meeting at 9 a.m. The council is expected to vote whether or not to renew the agreement between the City of Tampa and American Traffic Solutions, Inc. for the provision of a Red Light Traffic Infraction Detection Program. The recommendation before the council is to approve the renewal, according to city council agenda documents. CLICK HERE to read the agenda.

The council approved having cameras around the city in April 2011 - valid for a 3 years. The city could now renew the agreement for an additional two-year period.

According to city documents, there are currently 51 active red light cameras in 21 intersections.

The city will pay American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) based on the number of cameras in service from assessed fines. City documents state if revenues fall short of operating costs, ATS will absorb the short fall. 

Photo Credit 970 WFLA/K. Norman

 

 

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