Manatee County approves red light cameras

2:26 PM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
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Bradenton, Florida -- Starting Oct. 15, two Manatee County intersections will be fitted with red light cameras. 

At a meeting Tuesday, commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with two companies who will install and monitor the cameras at 53rd Avenue and 34th Street West and 57th Avenue East and 15th Street East. 

The board unanimously approved the use of the cameras in 2009, but the county says the installation and implementation of them was postponed due to pending state legislation and a contract agreement with a vendor to operate the cameras.

After a one month warning period, fines will be doled out to drivers who run red lights at the above intersections beginning Oct. 15. The fine for running a red light is $158.

The following intersections may also add red light cameras after evaluations by officials over the next few months:

  • Cortez Road and U.S. 41 
  • Cortez Road and 26th Street West
  • Cortez Road and 59th Street West
  • U.S. 41 and 53rd Avenue West
  • U.S. 41 and 57th Avenue West
  • S.R. 70 and Tara Boulevard
  • U.S. 301 and 60th Avenue East, near the Ellenton Premium Outlets

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