JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night that would allow the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to use red light cameras.
Ordinance 2012-449-E would allow JSO to set up the cameras to catch traffic infractions within city limits, but not at the Beaches cities or within the Town of Baldwin.
Revenues generated from traffic violations caught on the red light cameras would be directed to a new Sheriff's Red Light Safety Revenue Fund, which would then be directed to the city's General Fund.
JSO Director Micheal Edwards said the cameras will be placed at 17 intersections with 25 approaches. That means there may be two cameras at the same intersection but facing different directions.
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The first operational camera should be in place by January, and five will be installed at a time, Edwards said. The company that is doing the installation, Redflex Traffic Systems based in Arizona, has to get permission from the Florida Department of Transportation since the cameras will be on state roads.
JSO officers will be reviewing the tapes to determine if a violation occurred, Edwards said. After a camera is first installed at an intersection, there will be a 30-day grace period and the motorist will just receive a warning.
The violation fee will be $158. If that is not paid in 30 days, the fee increases to $262.
First Coast News