WHAT'S BUGGING YOU? Frequent flashes at red light cameras - FOX 35 News Orlando

WHAT'S BUGGING YOU? Frequent flashes at red light cameras

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Frequently flashing red light cameras caught the attention of at least one driver who regularly passes through the intersection at Nova Road and International Speedway Boulevard.  

When FOX 35 News asked, "What's bugging you?" Brenda Coburn told us: "You stop for the red light and check to see if it's clear to turn right and the camera flashes to take a [picture] of your tag.  It happens every single time."

It did not happen every single time on the day a FOX 35 news crew observed the intersection, but it did happen frequently.

A spokesman for Gatso USA, the company that makes the cameras, said drivers may be seeing a reflection from a highly polished reflector in the camera unit.

The spokesman also explained that the cameras are programmed to photographer drivers if they drive a  little too fast in or out of a right hand turn, even if they do stop.

Data from the red light cameras are sent from Gatso USA to the Daytona Beach Police Department, where officers review images to see if a violation occurred.   

The Daytona Beach Police traffic division reported that in December 2013 officers reviewed 5,942 possible violations from all of the city's 18 red light cameras.      

They decided that 4,695 of those cases did not warrant a ticket.

Violations were sent to 1,247 drivers.


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