More red light cameras go live in Boynton Beach

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A third intersection in Boynton Beach is now equipped with cameras to catch red light runners in the act.

Police will now ticket drivers caught on camera driving through red lights at the intersection of West Woolbright Road and South Congress Avenue in all directions, Boynton Beach police announced on Tuesday.

Police will review the images and send citations in the mail. Each citation costs $158, police said.

The city now has eight live cameras in its red light safety program, which began on April 15 with cameras at South Federal Highway and Southeast 23rd Avenue, and at West Boynton Beach Boulevard/Northwest Second Avenue and North Congress Avenue.

In the first week of a 30-day grace period, police issued 168 warnings. No more grace periods will be offered, police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said.

The next cameras go live at East Gateway Boulevard and North Congress Avenue, and at West Woolbright Road and South Congress Avenue. Police will alert the public when they are activated.

The cameras snap photos and video 24 hours a day of every vehicle that goes through a red light.

Boynton commissioners approved the safety camera program in 2008 and signed a contract to have 13 cameras set up at four intersections.

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