CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — A new program to catch people running red lights in Northwest Florida is off to a fast start.
The Crestview Police Department has been monitoring cameras at two intersections: one at State Road 85 and U.S. Highway 90, another at State Road 85 and Redstone Avenue.
Through December, police were monitoring the cameras but only giving warnings. In January, they actually started sending out citations.
In January alone, police say they sent 323 citations to people caught on camera doing things like running the light, ignoring the right of way, or not coming to a complete stop before turning.
Those tickets carry a $158 fine, and offenders have 60 days to pay.
Police say the two intersections where the cameras are located are the two most accident-prone intersections in the city.