Belle Isle, Florida Starts Red Light Camera Warning Period
Belle Isle, Florida Warning Period Begins for New Red Light Photo Enforcement Cameras
30-Day Warning Begins Dec 15 to Jan 14 for drivers who violate traffic laws to change driving habits, then payable enforcement begins January 15th
ORLANDO, FL (December 15, 2021) – The City of Belle Isle, Florida, part of the Metropolitan Orlando area, adds new photo enforcement cameras to its existing red-light camera program to encourage safe driving at dangerous intersections. Leading photo enforcement company NovoaGlobal worked with City officials to install cameras at the most dangerous red-light intersections. The red-light camera enforcement program will begin with a warning period from December 15, 2021 to January 14, 2022. This will give motorists time to change their driving habits before payable notices of violation begin January 15th with a fine of $158.
While enforcement is one way to get drivers to comply with any law, it is impossible for police to be at every intersection. In 2018, 846 people were killed, and an estimated 139,000 were injured in crashes involving red-light running. IIHS found that about half of red-light running crash deaths involve pedestrians, cyclists and occupants in vehicles struck by the red-light runners.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that when properly implemented, red light cameras reduced the fatal red-light running crash rate of large cities by 21% and the rate of all types of fatal crashes at signalized intersections by 14%.
Accidents from red-light running are preventable. Belle Isle contracts with NovoaGlobal, working with City officials, to install cameras at the most dangerous red-light intersections. The following additional dangerous intersections in Belle Isle have been identified and will be monitored:
- Daetwyler Dr. @ McCoy Rd. Southbound
- Judge Rd. @ Conway Rd. Eastbound
Signs “Photo Enforced” will be clearly posted at intersections and monitored all day, every day with payable enforcement beginning January 15th using advanced photo enforcement technology from NovoaGlobal. The monitoring system captures photos and videos of vehicles that run a red light at the intersection.
As of January 15th, if a driver runs a red light, the driver receives a Notice of Violation from the Belle Isle Police Department sent to the car’s registered owner. Photo evidence will be on the Notice of Violation and all photo and video evidence will be available online at https://zerofatality.com/ for the driver to review. During the warning period, drivers will receive the same violation notice but “Warning” will be stamped across the violation.
“We are proud to expand our photo enforcement capabilities within the City of Belle Isle,” said Carlos Lofstedt, President and CEO of NovoaGlobal, “this means greater safety for Belle Isle’s families and visitors. Every day we assist the Belle Isle police department in educating road users, enforcing traffic laws, thus creating a safer community for all.”
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