Ready. Set. STOP!
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Ready. Set. STOP! Red light safety cameras are now operational at selected locations around the City of Tallahassee. The intersections being monitored have some of the highest numbers of red light violations and traffic collisions in our community. Making the decision to stop at these intersections and all intersections when the traffic light is red will help keep motorists safe and free from costly fines.
If you receive a red light safety camera notice of violation in Tallahassee after July 1, 2013, you'll have more time to pay the fine and a new option if you want to appeal. The changes are due to a new state law.
After July 1, individuals receiving a violation will have at least 60 days from when the notice is mailed to you in which to respond, as opposed to the 30 days that were previously allowed by the law. In addition, the law provides a new appeals process. If you want to appeal, you can indicate that option when you return your notice and request a hearing. The city will hear appeals on the second Tuesday of each month starting in September 2013. The cost for the appeals is yet to be finalized, but by law the municipal hearing costs cannot exceed $250. The appeals will be heard by approved hearing officers who also serve as traffic Hearing Officers for the Second Judicial Circuit. These individuals have heard several hundred red light camera cases through the traffic court and are experienced in deciding these cases. The hearing officer will take testimony, review evidence including photographs and the video recording of the violation and determine whether to dismiss or uphold the $158 fine. Any appeal of the hearing officer's decision will be to the circuit court.
The City's Red Light Safety Camera Program has been effective in decreasing the number of drivers running red lights at monitored intersections by as much as 95 percent and there has been a 22 percent total decrease in accidents from monitored intersections since the first cameras were installed in August 2010.
For more information or to pay a fine, please call 891-8040 or toll free 1-866-575-0018.
Example of Red Light Violations
The video below features actual footage of dangerous violations that occurred at the Ocala Road/Tennessee Street, Tennessee Street/Capital Circle SW, and Tennessee Street/Monroe Street intersections. While these violators escaped causing serious injury to themselves and others, that is not always the case when someone risks running a red light. As part of the Red Light Camera Safety Program, each of these violators received a $158 fine and will hopefully think twice before running another red light.
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