’s 15 red-light cameras will turn back on Sept. 1, officials announced Tuesday. The city recently its contract with the company behind many of red-light camera programs, .
Drivers will have a two-week warning period from Sept. 1 to Sept. 14, giving them a chance to adjust their driving behavior, said police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater. Red-light runners will receive a warning letter and will not be required to pay any fines during this time.
Starting Sept. 15, any vehicles that run red lights at seven specific intersections will be required to pay the $158 fine.
The intersections are:
* Northwest 8th Street and West Boynton Beach Boulevard (southbound)
* Boynton Beach Boulevard and North Seacrest Boulevard (eastbound)
* South Federal Highway and Southeast 23rd Avenue (northbound and southbound)
* East Gateway Boulevard and North Congress Avenue (northbound, southbound, eastbound and westbound)
* West Boynton Beach Boulevard/Northwest Second Avenue and North Congress Avenue (northbound and eastbound)
* West Woolbright Road and South Congress Avenue (northbound, southbound, eastbound and westbound)
* West Woolbright Road and Southwest 8th Street/Corporate Drive (eastbound)
The goal of the program is to improve the safety of the roadway for drivers, pedestrians and other roadway users, Slater said. The cameras capture a car’s data, including video and high-resolution images, if the car crosses the stop bar after the light has turned red.
The registered owner of the car will receive a violation in the mail, and will have 60 days to respond by either paying the fine, requesting a hearing or submitting an affidavit naming another individual as the driver, she said. Failure to respond to the violation after 60 days will result in a traffic citation, which can result in a $264 fine.
All images and video pertaining to violations can be viewed online before paying or contesting the citation at www.violationinfo by inputting your citation number.
Any questions can be directed to the Boynton Beach Police Department Red‐Light Camera Program at or email bbpdrlc.us. To learn more about the City of Boynton Beach Red‐Light Camera Program, please visit the FAQ page on the Boynton Beach Police Department website, www.bbpd.org.
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