The red light cameras have been up just two weeks in parts of Jacksonville, but they’ve already netted big results.
Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford tells WOKV the first cameras that were put up in Jacksonville- eastbound and westbound on Baymeadows at Southside and southbound on Southside at Touchton- have netted 225 offenses in just two weeks.
“Those intersections that are high frequency crash locations- that’s where we’re focusing our attention,” he says.
Right now, those offenders have been given warnings, but in another two weeks or so those warnings turn in to $158 citations.
Because there is no additional penalty like points on your license or an escalating fine, there is some concern over whether the fine will be enough.
“They can run them all they want and pay the 158 dollars each time, help pay for the systems,” he says.
But Rutherford expects to start seeing results soon.