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Clermont Ends Red-Light Cameras

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:43 am

stop lightThe City of Clermont’s red-light camera program expired at midnight on Jan. 3, 2017. The City initiated the program for safety reasons at four intersections along State Road 50 on Jan. 3, 2014. The intersections are at 12th Street, 5th Street, East Avenue and Hancock Road.
Citizens protested and made it clear they preferred that police officers handle enforcement of red-light runners. The Council voted in September 2014 not to add any additional cameras and to let the program’s contract expire on Jan. 3, 2017.
Chief Charles Broadway said that he has added an additional traffic officer to ensure the safety of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians and that the City will not tolerate the dangerous actions of drivers who run red lights. He said the program was successful in providing data that the traffic patrol can use for enforcement.
Even though the red-light cameras stopped after midnight on Jan. 3, drivers could still receive Notices of Violation several weeks later, if they ran a red light before the contract expired due to the time involved for the review process.
Any questions about the red-light camera program can be directed to the Clermont Police Department at 352-394-5588.