Seven new red light cams in Collier
Driving through Collier County, you're now being watched even more closely.
"I just kind of think they're out there to get money," said driver Linda Zoeller.
"They don't bother me. I don't have any problems with the cameras," Collier driver Mo Homel said.
Starting Monday, the intersections of Immokalee road and US-41, as well as Airport and Radio roads, will have red light cameras for the first time.
Additional cameras are also being turned on at the intersections of Pine Ridge and US-41, Airport and Pine Ridge, as well as Airport and Immokalee roads.
"They work. We have more because they work," said Lieutenant Harold Minch of the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
But Minch said he wasn't referring to the nearly 30,000 tickets handed out thanks to the cameras. He says they work because of what the sheriff's office calls a 40-percent drop in traffic crashes compared to two years ago.
"If you've driven in this county prior to the red light cameras and then after, I think everybody would agree more stop at red lights now than they did before, and that's the goal," he said.
And this isn't the end for these cameras. Five more are expected to go up by the end of the year.
"You just gotta be careful where you stop, that's all," said Zoeller.
If you're not, there are now seven more places you could be hit with a $62 ticket.
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