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The City Council on Tuesday approved 15 additional red light cameras for Palm Coast intersections, increasing the citywide total to 36.
Like the vote earlier this month when the City Council approved 11 additional cameras, City Councilman Jason DeLorenzo was the lone member against the plan.
The cameras are installed and maintained by American Traffic Solutions. The cameras could be installed by the end of the year, according to an American Traffic Solutions representative.
According to city documents, ATS is currently analyzing another 16 cameras, which could come before the City Council for approval in the coming weeks. That would increase the citywide total to 52 red light cameras.
“We are only making $700 per camera (per month),” City Manager Jim Landon said. “The idea is the $700 per camera basically pays for our costs.”
Palm Coast resident Louis McCarthy said, “I think we’re getting into the area of Big Brother is watching you.”
The 15 new camera locations are as follows:
Belle Terre Parkway and Central Avenue (camera facing northbound)
State Road 100 and Belle Terre Parkway (camera facing westbound)
Palm Coast Parkway N.E. and Florida Park Drive N. (camera facing westbound)
Palm Coast Parkway S.E. and Florida Park Drive S. (camera facing eastbound)
Palm Coast Parkway N.E. and Harbor Center Way (camera facing westbound)
Palm Coast Parkway and I-95 northbound off-ramp (camera facing eastbound)
Palm Coast Parkway and I-95 northbound off-ramp (camera facing westbound)
Old Kings Road N. and Kings Way (camera facing northbound)
Old Kings Road N. and Kings Way (camera facing southbound)
Old Kings Road and Palm Coast Parkway (camera facing southbound)
State Road 100 and Old Kings Road S. (camera facing eastbound)
Palm Coast Parkway N.W. and Pine Lakes Parkway (camera facing westbound)
Palm Coast Parkway S.W. and Pine Lakes Parkway (camera facing eastbound)
State Road 100 and Seminole Woods Boulevard (camera facing eastbound)
State Road 100 and Old Kings Road S. (camera facing westbound)
Currently 5 Responses
- Just wait 'til the people start contesting them in court. They do have courts in Flagler county don't they? I hope the yellow dwell times have not been changed. (hint, hint).
- These lights are not being installed for the motorists/pedestrians safety. Read between the lines...these cameras are going to be installed for the city to produce money. What they don't realize is that a lot of Palm Coast residents are leaving and, at this rate, Palm Coast will be a ghost town in a matter of time. We have overly restricted City ordinances, no jobs (except fast food ones which hardly pay the rent) and no amusement. We do, however, have more than our share of liquor stores and bars. I don't understand this.
- I just read about our brilliant City Council members approving 15 additional red light cameras. I also keep reading about us trying to attract more people to come and visit our beautiful city for possible purchasing or building a home here. Who in their right mind is going to want to relocate here if they have to worry about jamming on their brakes at 36 different locations? All it’s going to take is for them to get caught at one of our many red light cameras, or even if they stop suddenly to avoid getting caught and someone hits them from behind, that will be the deal breaker. Now I read that ATS is analyzing another 16 red light cameras for a total of 52 in Palm Coast. Is the City Council really going to consider this? I wonder if they will change their minds when one of them gets a summons in the mail or is hit from behind because of all those cameras? Its only a matter of time, you will get caught. I did, and now I am one of those people that every one hates because I slow down to crawl at every red light intersection to avoid being caught again. I agree with Palm Coast resident Louis McCarthy, yes Big Brother is watching you!
- Welcome to Palm Coast. Here's your ticket. This is just swell for the visitors and tourists we are supposed to be attracting.
- $700 is only paying our cost? I have a solution to the problem. Just get rid of the camera's! 36 Camera's seem excesive. These camera's are not for safety, They are just creating another hidden tax. We moved here to get away from the taxes up north only to have them follow us here. This is a quality of life issue. I feel like Big Brother is watching.
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