Lakeland Minute: Red Light Camera Edition

We took our Lakeland Local camera out to a couple of the red light cameras last night. Here’s a minute of what we found…

The time of the yellow light on Northbound South Florida at Beacon:


Next, we wonder if you saw the red light camera sign…


It looks like the camera at Edgewood and Cleveland heights also needs landscaping…


Finally, the switch from green to red at Edgewood and Cleveland Heights…


4 thoughts on “Lakeland Minute: Red Light Camera Edition

  1. The red light camera signs must be placed in City of Lakeland right-of-way so the City is restricted to where it can place the signs. We are also in process of trimming some of the trees and shrubs for better sight lines. Remember, it does not matter if an intersection has a sign or a camera, it is against the law to run red lights.

  2. The red light camera signs must be placed in City of Lakeland right-of-way so the City is restricted to where it can place the signs. We are also in process of trimming some of the trees and shrubs for better sight lines. Remember, it does not matter if an intersection has a sign or a camera, it is against the law to run red lights.

  3. Agreed, it is against the law to run red lights. Some may say the red light camera signs are unnecessary in that case. However, the state has extensive codes about the placement of signs to improve driver understanding of the rules and regulations. If installed, we can all agree the red light camera signs should add to driver information, and not be distracting or hidden.

    What method was used to decide sign placement? The contract states “Customer will design, fabricate, install and maintain red light camera warning signs.” Does the city traffic department follow a particular rule when placing the red light camera signs?

    Since these are installed by the city, could they be moved to increase visibility? For example, the sign on South Florida in question would be easier to see mounted on the second red light camera pole. Or does city traffic consider that too close to the actually stop point?

    Is the sign advertising the direction to Downtown and FSC on the city right-of-way? If so, could the red light camera sign be placed on the same pole?

  4. Agreed, it is against the law to run red lights. Some may say the red light camera signs are unnecessary in that case. However, the state has extensive codes about the placement of signs to improve driver understanding of the rules and regulations. If installed, we can all agree the red light camera signs should add to driver information, and not be distracting or hidden.

    What method was used to decide sign placement? The contract states “Customer will design, fabricate, install and maintain red light camera warning signs.” Does the city traffic department follow a particular rule when placing the red light camera signs?

    Since these are installed by the city, could they be moved to increase visibility? For example, the sign on South Florida in question would be easier to see mounted on the second red light camera pole. Or does city traffic consider that too close to the actually stop point?

    Is the sign advertising the direction to Downtown and FSC on the city right-of-way? If so, could the red light camera sign be placed on the same pole?

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