Boynton Beach adds more red light cameras
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — This week, the city of Boynton Beach approved a plan to add six more red-light cameras to busy roads to reduce speeding and accidents.
The aim is to catch red light runners on busy roads and intersections
“Yes, it’s dangerous,” said Diane Haye.
Hague has seen crashes firsthand and nearly crashes all over the city.
“Every day. Speeding, running red lights,” Haye said.
Haye said adding more of these cameras is a good idea.
“It will be a deterrent for some people and I think if we can get the numbers down a bit, that’s good,” Haye said.
This comes after Tuesday’s city commission meeting. There are already 15 red light cameras across the city. The new ones will be at:
- Woolbright Road at South Seacrest Boulevard, looking north, east and west
- West Boynton Beach Boulevard at Northwest 8th Street, westbound
- Congress Avenue to Miner Road, going north and south.
But some locals think it’s all a trap.
“It’s all about the money,” said Mark Hayden.
Hayden thinks the $158 ticket won’t change the way people drive.
“People run red lights whether they get a ticket or not,” Hayden said.
Hayden said the ticket was just money for the city
“Paying the fine is a lot easier than trying to take it to court. And you know you can’t challenge the digital evidence, so it’s easier if people just pay the fine,” said said Hayden.
Officials said there would be a warning period so drivers have time to be aware of the new cameras.
In Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach is the only city that currently uses red light cameras, and that’s after the city shut them down in early 2017 before bringing them back later that year.