JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There were 18 yays and zero nays at city council last night to approve the red light cameras.
People's opinions are split - some say it's a good thing. One man said, "People are rushing - driving crazy." While others said they believe you're more likely to be rear ended when trying to make a sudden stop.
But JSO says they'll cut down on crashes. If you're not familiar with red light cameras, here's how it works. If you run a red light, a camera will take a picture of your license plate. And after a police officer reviews the images, you'll get a $158 ticket in the mail.
"For 30 days prior to implementation, they're gonna set up notices," Matt Schellenberg, City Councilman, said. "So anybody that uses that intersection a lot is gonna know what's going on."
The cameras are expected to add at least $1.5 million dollars to the City's budget the first year they're up.
To see a list of where the red light cameras will be posted, visit http://www.redlightcameralist.com/poi/United-States-of-America/Florida/Jacksonville/