Jacksonville, FL - New information on a WOKV investigation.
We first told you Monday on Jacksonville’s Morning News that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was throwing out potential red light violations because sun glare on the video meant they couldn’t be completely certain a violation actually occurred. While JSO tells me they had been concerned about the potential for sun glare, who exactly would pay for the fix hadn’t been completely ironed out. The company which installed the cameras, Redflex, was expected to replace 20% of the cameras at no cost while the rest of the bill would be negotiated.
We’ve now learned Redflex is covering the full bill.
In a statement issued to WOKV, Redflex says it has covered all the costs associated with replacing the cameras at the four intersections where the sun was a problem. The company says it is already starting to see a drastic reduction in the number of potential violations that have to be thrown out because they can’t be verified.
But all the work is not yet done.
“We will continue to evaluate the other traffic safety camera intersections to see what other quality improvements can be made,” the statement says.
All potential violations that Redflex sends to JSO are reviewed by an officer before they are sent to the alleged violator to ensure the violation occurred. You can view the video footage of the violation through a link that is sent to you with the notice of fine.