|Published:||Jun 25, 2010 12:48 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 24, 2010 9:48 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Red light running cameras aren't bringing in as much green as they used to.
This comes after the commissioners voted to get rid of right on red citations because of a new state law.
"The difference in right turn on red and the others is very dramatic," says Commission Chairman Fred Coyle.
In April, the county wrote 5,400 citations. But, without right on red citations, that number plummets to just 573. It's a difference of more than $300 thousand.
So, will vendor A.T.S. make enough money to stay on? Commissioner Coyle says the county won't subsidize the project.
"I'm not willing to chip in the money to make up the difference," says Commissioner Coyle.
The vendor and the county have a month-to-month contract, either party can cancel at anytime.
"If they begin to lose money and say its not worth it then they can cancel it and we'll be finished with it," says Commissioner Coyle
The fine for running a red light increases to $158 on July 1st.