red light cameras

Tuscaloosa-Traffic Citations
11:42 am
Sun December 8, 2013

Ala. City Uses 1 Camera To Issue 784 Traffic Fines

The City of Tuscaloosa has used a traffic monitoring camera to issue more than 780 citations in the past three months.
Credit ci.tuscaloosa.al.us / City of Tuscaloosa

  The City of Tuscaloosa has used a traffic monitoring camera to issue more than 780 citations in the past three months.

The Tuscaloosa News reports 784 citations were issued between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30 to drivers who ran a red light at the intersection of 15th Street and Sixth Avenue.

Drivers are fined $110. City Hall keeps $70 of each fine and $30 is given to Gatso USA Inc., the company hired to install and monitor the camera. The remaining $10 is given to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.

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Red Light Cameras
4:26 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Grace Period Ends For Tuscaloosa Red-Light Runners

Authorities say that after a month-long grace period, motorists caught by red-light cameras (like this one in Opelika) in Tuscaloosa will now be fined for each violation.
Credit Albert Cesare/Opelika-Auburn News

Authorities say that after a month long grace period, motorists caught by red-light cameras in Tuscaloosa will now be fined for each violation.

Fines of $110 began Sunday, as September began. Violators caught on camera in August received warning tickets.

Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley said the only camera installed and active is at 15th Street and Sixth Avenue East/Dr. Edward Hillard Drive.

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Politics & Government
8:13 am
Mon July 8, 2013

533 Citations in 1 Month From Opelika Cameras

A traffic camera is seen at the intersection of Highway 280 and Pepperell Parkway on Tuesday in Opelika.
Albert Cesare/Opelika-Auburn News

Red light cameras in Opelika generated more than 500 citations in the first full month.

   Mayor Gary Fuller says 794 warnings were issued in April when the cameras started being used and motorists were getting used to them. The grace period ended when May started, and 533 citations were issued that month. He said June figures aren't complete, but he expects about 300 for the month.

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