Red Light Cameras are Installed in Boca Raton
Posted by Caesar Parisi on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 4:44am.
It turns out that the crown jewel of Florida isn't just about high end living and unparalleled luxury; the community that is Boca Raton, Florida also makes safety and family values a top priority. Evidence? Look no further than the new red light cameras at six intersections throughout the city, only just made fully operational on April 14, 2012.
The 12 new red light cameras have been installed via contract with American Traffic Solutions at 6 high traffic intersections throughout the city. The cameras will run 24 hours a day, and are estimated to bring the city over $400,000 per year in much needed funding from ticket fees; the city receives $75 of every single driver who's successfully fined.
Here's a sample list of who's getting caught on camera in Boca Raton:
- Eastbound and Westbound traffic on Glades Road at NW. 2nd Avenue
- Eastbound and Northbound traffic on Glades Road and St. Andrews Boulevard
- Northbound and Southbound traffic on Military Trail at Spanish River Boulevard
- Northbound and Southbound traffic on federal highway at NE. 20th Street
- Northbound and Southbound traffic on Congress Avenue at Clint Moore Road
- Eastbound and Westbound traffic on Glades Road at NW. 15th Avenue (delayed; estimated to be operational in August)
Many of the drivers in Boca Raton may see the installation of these cameras as a frustrating hassle, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a parent who isn't happy with the extra safety measure. Some of the area politicians that opposed the institution plead that the increased frequency of rear end accidents caused by the red light cameras would outweigh the potential decrease in red-light-runners. However, since statistically a T-bone crash is much worse than a rear end accident, the argument doesn't seem to hold much weight.
After months of deliberation and studying the effects of such cameras in other states and cities, Boca Raton finally gave the go ahead for installation, determining that safety is what matters most in the end. Cops love them, drivers hate them, but in the end anything that can potentially make the streets safer is worth a try. Plus, the extra money can be used to further improve one of the most luxurious cities in Florida!
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