The City of St. Petersburg had implemented a Traffic Safety Camera Enforcement Program – Stop On Red, in an attempt to modify driver behavior and reduce the frequency and severity of crashes caused by red-light running. This program served to enhance our ongoing efforts in this area with traditional enforcement, education and engineering.
In accordance with a March City Council resolution, the City is terminating the Stop On Red Program effective September 30, 2014 which means that red light cameras will turning off on September 30th.
Here is information regarding the wind down of the program:
If I get a ticket on Sept. 30, will I still have to pay it?
Will the way I pay or challenge a ticket change?
No, the process will remain the same. Drivers who get a red-light citation have the option of paying the $158 fine or requesting an administration hearing at City Hall.
If I get a ticket between now and September 30th, how long before I get a notice?
All Notice of Violation will be issued by Oct. 31, 2014.
What will happen to the Traffic Safety Cameras?
Cameras will be turned off on Tuesday September 30th, but the contractor has until October 31st to remove them. Poles and other remaining equipment will be removed at a later date.
Could the Stop On Red Program ever return?
Mayor Rick Kriseman, has directed staff to monitor the 10 intersections with cameras, and should red-light running increase with the cameras gone, he would bring the topic back to City Council for discussion.
Have another question about the program?
Please call Michael Frederick at 893-7843 or email@example.com