At the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners meeting tomorrow, County Code Enforcement will announce the activation of red-light cameras at three intersections.
Those include a camera at State Road 70 and Tara Boulevard, where East County resident Melissa Wandall's husband died after a motorist ran a red light 10 years ago.
Wandall has worked with state lawmakers to create the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, which includes standards for red-light cameras.
The red-light cameras at the three intersections will go live this week.
Manatee County already activated two red-light cameras last year. Code Enforcement will announce the results of those cameras at the 9 a.m. commission meeting, at 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
The item is scheduled for discussion at 11 a.m.
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- If the cameras were put in place by the county to collect data which could be used for traffic analysis so they could adjust the timing on the light that would be great. But using them for ticketing when there is no accident will just cause more rear end accidents. Last week I hit the brake at a yellow light because there was a camera and I almost got slammed by a Jeep. Luckily, there wasn't. a car in the turn lane or there would have been 3 wrecked cars. If there wasn't a camera I would have just gone through & maybe nicked the light. I'd be willing to bet that the number of accidents goes way up at intersections with cameras.
- Too bad it is mostly not for safety, but for REVENUE... I mean, WHEN was the last time you see an actual cop make a traffic stop for running a red light...They can't be bothered, and far too many infractions are just let go and not enforced... Just like the City of Bradenton fails to enforce jaywalking on Manatee and 6th Avenues in downtown... and THAT IS A TRAFFIC HAZARD !!!
- And WHERE ARE THE OTHER 2 INTERSECTIONS ???
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