JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Drivers are being advised to pick up their lead foot. There are three more red light cameras around Jacksonville.
"I think they're great. I think it's a good idea. There's so many people that run through the lights," says driver Amanda Hunt-Raineri. "They're there for a reason, to protect others. If you're going to run the red light and take the risk of hurting somebody else, well, you deserve to get a little ticket in the mail," says driver Michael Rossi.
Each red light camera violation will cost $158, according to JSO. The first notice carries no penalty points, but if you ignore it, the fine increase to $274 and three points are assessed against your license.
There will be a 30-day grace period. If the camera catches you running a red light inside that window, you'll get a letter of warning in the mail. After 30 days, you get a ticket.
"When people get enough tickets and get charged enough money than they're going to stop doing it," says Hunt-Raineri. "I believe I'll be more cautious around these areas," say Rossi.
The three new cameras activated Tuesday are at Atlantic and Monument, east and westbound, and at Atlantic and University BoulevardThere are currently six Jacksonville intersections with red light cameras:
Atlantic Boulevard (SR10) at Monument Road - Eastbound Approach
Atlantic Boulevard (SR10) at Monument Road - Westbound Approach
University Boulevard (SR109) at Atlantic Boulevard (SR10) - Southbound Approach
Baymeadows Road (SR152) at Southside Boulevard (SR115) - Eastbound Approach
Baymeadows Road (SR152) at Southside Boulevard (SR115) - Westbound Approach
Southside Boulevard (SR115) at Touchton Road - Southbound Approach
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says drivers will be able to watch their violations online and only sworn police officers will review the videos and issue any tickets.
You can get more information on all of the City's plans for installing red light cameras on the COJ.net website.