Palm Beach County Commission unanimously renews red light camera contract for intersections
There are eighteen cameras at 8 intersections
5:41 PM, Feb 4, 2014
9:44 PM, Feb 4, 2014
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to continue its red light camera program.
Commissioners also voted to continue not giving violations for right hand turns on red.
There are eighteen cameras mounted at eight intersections throughout unincorporated Palm Beach County.
The vote comes after the county's traffic engineers studied the intersections and discovered overall crashes were not reduced dramatically.
However, the number of left-hand turn crashes did decrease.
The study also concluded the county hasn't received any money from the program. However American Traffic Solutions, the company that operates the cameras, received more than $550,000 over a three year period.
Just weeks before Melissa Wandall gave birth her husband was killed by a red light runner in Florida.
She fought to pass a red light cameras traffic law named after him. "If somebody is just getting a ticket for running a red light, they should be grateful that they didn't kill somebody or kill themselves in the process," she said in an interview last year.