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Tallahassee Red Light Cameras

By: Eyewitness News
By: Eyewitness News

UPDATED - March 8, 2012

Active Locations

Tennessee Street / Monroe Street

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Capital Circle NE and Mahan Drive

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Killearn Center Boulevard / Capital Circle Northeast

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Ocala Road / Tennessee Street

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Capital Circle NW / W. Tennessee Street

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Apalachee Parkway / Magnolia Drive

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Capital Circle SE / Apalachee Parkway

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Red Light Camera FAQ

Is there a warning period in which I will not receive a Notice of Violation if I run a red light at a monitored intersection?

The warning period that was in effect during the onset of the program ran from July 1, 2010 through July 31, 2010. Runnig a red light at any intersection where cameras are operational will result in a $158 fine.

If I am already in the intersection when the light turns red, will I receive a Notice of Violation?

No. A violation occurs only when a motorist enters the intersection and crosses the stop line after the light has turned red.

Will I receive a Notice of Violation for making a right turn while the light is red?

If right turns are not allowed at a monitored intersection, a Notice of Violation may be issued for making an illegal right turn on red. The state law specifies that an intersection in which a right turn on red is allowed, a Notice of Violation can only be issued if the motorist does not proceed in a careful and prudent manner. When preparing to make a legal right turn on red, motorists are advised to stop on red first then proceed cautiously on right to avoid a violation.

Will I receive a Notice of Violation if I do not come to a complete stop when I'm in a dedicated right turn lane that has a yield sign at an intersection monitored by red light safety camera?

No. When a yield sign controls a dedicated right turn lane at a signalized intersection with a red light safety camera, the right turn lane is not monitored by the camera. However, red light safety cameras do monitor right turn lanes when the lane is controlled by a traffic signal and not a yield sign. Careful and prudent right turns are permitted on a red signal unless strictly prohibited by a No Turn On Red sign.

If I receive a Notice of Violation, will I have the opportunity to ask questions and/or contest the violation?

Yes. Notices of Violations will include a contact phone number (1-866-575-0018) and outline necessary steps in which to request a hearing to contest liability.

What if someone else was driving my car at the time of the violation?

As the registered owner, you must provide a signed affidavit stating you were not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation and provide the name, address and, if possible, the driver's license identification number of the person who was driving at the time of the violation.

Details on this process will be provided on the Notice of Violation you receive in the mail. The Tallahassee Police Department will then forward the notice to the person identified.

How much is the fine and how will receiving a Notice of Violation affect my driving record?

This program has been approved by the State of Florida (view the text of the legislation) and specifies that motorists receiving a violation issued through the Red Light Camera Safety program will be issued a $158 civil penalty. A Notice of Violation is noncriminal and points will not be assessed to your driving record. However, if not paid within 30 days of the mail date, the Tallahassee Police Department will escalate the Notice of Violation to a Uniform Traffic Citation and transfer it to the Leon County Clerk of Courts. While still a non-criminal violation with no points assessed, the minimum cost will be $271.

I received a Notice of Violation that includes what appears to be editor's notes. Is what I received an official notice and do I have to pay the fine?

Some of the initial Notices of Violation that were mailed out by the City's vendor contained what is commonly referred to as scrivener's errors. The vendor was made aware of their mistake and took immediate action to correct all clerical errors in the document. While the City apologizes on behalf of the vendor, the Notices of Violation are legitimate and should be paid within 30 days of the date it was mailed.

Is this a City program designed to garner additional funds to pay for government services?

Funds collected from violations will be allocated to research benefiting brain and spinal cord injuries, the State of Florida and the City of Tallahassee. The City will receive 47 percent of the fines collected. While the City's primary goal is safety, revenue will be used to pay for City services.


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