RED LIGHT CAMERAS: Camera locations in Jacksonville
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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams just announced that JSO will not renew its red-light camera program when the contract expires in December.
Williams said at a Thursday budget hearing that the cameras do not reduce crashes.
There are roughly 40 cameras scattered over Jacksonville, including 12 on Beach Boulevard.
The push to eliminate the cameras has been ongoing for months.
A 2016 state report shows out of the $158 a driver is fined for a red light violation caught on camera, $75 go to the local government and $83 go to the state.
Williams said the vendor will take the cameras back when the contract is up at the end of the year.
BREAKING NEWS: JSO Sheriff Mike Williams says red light camera contract expires in December and they are NOT renewing the program.— Stephanie Brown (@SBrownReports) August 10, 2017
I think there have been more policy/procedure questions to the Sheriff in this JSO budget hearing than questions on the budget itself.— Stephanie Brown (@SBrownReports) August 10, 2017
Williams says he wanted crash avoidance tech as next step, but it's not there and data shows red light cams alone aren't preventing crashes.— Stephanie Brown (@SBrownReports) August 10, 2017
When q'ed abt JSO's stance red light cams improved safety, Williams says that was prior admin, he kept just to explore crash avoidance tech.— Stephanie Brown (@SBrownReports) August 10, 2017
Sheriff Williams- data shows red light cameras are not preventing crashes. Kept going to explore crash avoidance tech, but it's not there.— Stephanie Brown (@SBrownReports) August 10, 2017
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