[UPDATE] Construction on Monroe and Tennessee - Red Light Camera Temporarily Shut Down

By: Danielle Sommerfeld Email
By: Danielle Sommerfeld Email

[UPDATE] 5-24

A red light camera in Tallahassee is temporarily out of service, but city officials say it's not a free pass to run lights.

The red light camera on the corner of Tennessee and Monroe will be shut down until road work is done in that area.

Specifically, the camera monitoring the north and south bound lanes of Monroe will be down, but the camera that monitors the east-bound lane of Tennessee street will remain on. City officials say safety is the bottom line, red light camera or not.

"We've been so impressed. At that one intersection of Monroe and Tennessee violations are down 96 percent. So our recommendation to people is treat it the same way you've been treating it," say Michelle Bono, Assistant to the Tallahassee City Manager.

Bono says the road construction will be done in a few weeks, at which time the camera will be up and running again.

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Tallahassee, FL---

You may have one less intersection to worry about when it comes to that yellow traffic light followed by a camera flash.

A source tells us that at the corners of Monroe and Tennessee Street the red light cameras are coming down for a while.

The take down is supposed to happen tonight at some point.

Our source says, FDOT is having the streets near the intersection re-paved.

We contacted The City today to confirm the take down and have not yet received a response.


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  • by blowin by Location: in my office on May 24, 2011 at 11:44 AM
    the one by taco bell on cap circle needs to be dealt with. if you head west on cap circle through the intersection you go down hill, not leaving very much time to stop. that light has turned yellow before and i have had to make the decision, slam on brakes (and get plowed into) or keep going... these cameras are ridiculous, they need to bump up yellow light times if they want to start handing out tickets via camera and computer.
  • by Timbelane Rd Traveller on May 24, 2011 at 10:01 AM
    I wish they would put a red light at Timberlane and Timberlane School Road. This is such a bad intersection and since they lowered the speed limit (not that everyone does the posted limit) it hs only gotten worse.
  • by tall on May 24, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    They need to shut down the one on pkwy and cap cir. it snapped all yesterday morning and afternoon but know one was going through in either direction
  • by A Man Location: on the street on May 24, 2011 at 06:19 AM
    If they're going to keep them up, they need to extend that yellow light on Tennessee heading East by about 5 more seconds. When coming off that hill and making a turn behing a large truck, you can't see the yellow light and it's red and the camera snaps before you even knew not to go. I believe they are unconstitutional anyway... but hey... who am I? Just some tax paying citizen...
  • by MotoLady Location: Tallahassee on May 24, 2011 at 05:54 AM
    As a motorcycle rider, these cameras scare me. I agree that they are there for a good reason and do their job well, but not everyone stops for them like I do. I'm terrified that someday I'm going to stop for a red light and get rear-ended by some idiot that assumes I'm going to speed up to "beat" the light like they are. Why don't they just adjust the length of the light sequences or install the strobe lights on the signal unit to catch your attention when it's changing?
  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2011 at 05:39 AM
    i accidentally ran the red light the other day. you know that point where you think you've got it, but you really don't? yeah. hate my life. |:
  • by Anonymous Location: Capital City on May 23, 2011 at 12:49 PM
    I think if we must have these things, the only intersection where this is needed is State Road 10 (US-90) and Magnolia Drive. There's a camera 3 blocks south, but this is a dangerous intersection!
  • by smells like bs Location: north side on May 23, 2011 at 09:44 AM
    they said they put cameras up at intersections where fatal accidents were frequent. i work EMS and cant remember 1 fatal accident at NE Cap Cir at Killearn Center Blvd. Put 1 at S Monroe at Orange and see if the tickets get paid !
  • by Isaac54 Location: Tallahassee on May 23, 2011 at 07:30 AM
    The poles the cameras are attached to aren't in the way of any repaving activity. Why are they being removed again? Maybe because they aren’t generating enough profit for the out-of-town fleecing company.
  • by it is what it is on May 23, 2011 at 05:55 AM
    This is nothing more than a money maker. You run a traffic light in Tallahassee and you mail your check to Colorado - go figure.
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