Drivers traveling through the city must now be on the lookout for yet another camera snapping photos of those who run red lights.
As of Friday, a camera began taking photos of red-light runners heading eastbound at the intersection of West Woolbright Road and Southwest Eighth Street-Corporate Drive.
During the next 30 days, a warning notice will be issued to the registered owner of vehicles caught running the red light. The warnings do not include a fine, but motorists could be fined up to $158 after the warning period is over.
The camera, which will operate 24 hours, takes photos and videos of every vehicle running a red light at the intersection.
Last week, another camera began shooting photos of red-light runners at the intersection of Boynton Beach Boulevard and North Seacrest Boulevard.
The city has cameras at four other intersections. Those include the intersections of Congress Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard, Congress Avenue and Woolbright Road, Congress Avenue and Gateway Boulevard and Federal Highway and Southwest 23 Avenue.
Boynton Beach nets as much as $1 million year from its 11 cameras after it pays ATS $4,750 per camera per month.
When the camera detects a driver has run a red light, it captures two images of the alleged violation, taken from the rear of the vehicle. The first image shows the vehicle at the white stop bar and the illuminated red light, and the second image shows the driver in the middle of the intersection.
The camera also records the time, date and duration of the yellow and red lights at the intersection, along with a 12-second video of the violation.
Each incident is reviewed and approved by police before a $158 ticket is issued.
As per a state mandate signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott that gives drivers the right to fight their red-light camera tickets in front of an independent magistrate, Palm Beach County commissioners approved a county-run appeals system that allows drivers to contest the violations before the $158 ticket appears on their driving record. For information, visit www.bbpd.org.