Red Light Signal Cameras
The City of Palm Bay is now using red light cameras at intersections in an effort to reduce crashes by ticketing drivers who run red lights. In 2007, red light running led to 154,000 injuries and more than 900 deaths across the United States. Here, in Palm Bay, we had 407 red light violation citations issued last year.
Citations carry a $158 fine per violation. No driver's license or insurance points are assessed. Those who believe they received the citation by mistake have the right to appeal.
Cameras are operating at:
Click images below to view the lanes at each intersection that have cameras and the yellow light timing.
Click to Enlarge - Malabar and Minton
Click to Enlarge - Malabar and Emerson
Click to Enlarge - Malabar and San Filippo
Selection of Locations
The City of Palm Bay will install red light cameras at the intersections based on criteria such as:
- History of crashes caused by red light running
- History of red light violations
How the Cameras Work
Red light cameras will help us enforce traffic laws by automatically photographing vehicles whose drivers run red lights. The system continuously monitors the traffic signal, and the camera is triggered by any vehicle entering the intersection after the signal has turned red. Cameras record the date, time of day, time elapsed since the beginning of the red signal, vehicle speed and the vehicle’s license plate.
A red light violation will occur once a vehicle enters into and proceeds through the intersection after the traffic light turns red. The intersection starts at the white stop bar. To protect pedestrians trying to cross the street, drivers turning right on red (when allowed) must come to a complete stop BEHIND THE STOP BAR, not in or after the crosswalk, before proceeding.
The citation will provide information on how to make a payment.
- Credit card payments over the phone to Gatso USA
- Secure web site to make credit card payments
- Check or money order payments to Gatso USA
- The City will only accept cash payments at City Hall
Citation revenue is distributed as follows:
- City’s vendor, GATSO USA, receives $30 for each collected fine;
- City will receive funds for the administrative overhead of the program;
- Police Athletic League;
- School Resource Officer program;
- Remaining proceeds will be shared between the Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement program including School Crossing Guards (not to exceed $500,000) and the Public Works Road program.
2013 Year To Date Violation Statistics (as of 8/29/13)
For questions about the Red Light Camera program, please contact:
Lieutenant Tim Zander
Palm Bay Police Department
130 Malabar Road SE
Palm Bay, FL 32907
(321) 952-3463 ext.1850
For more information about the Red Light Camera program. Read FAQ's