Red light camera grace period starts in Orange Park

Published On: Mar 14 2013 02:41:58 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 14 2013 05:22:07 PM EDT

Orange Park officials announced Thursday that its red light safety cameras will begin taking photos of red light runners at designated intersections beginning at midnight Friday.

The cameras will capture still images and video of red light running violations. During a 30-day warning period, a warning notice will be issued to the vehicle's registered owner. There will be no fine for that warning notice.

At the completion of the warning period in April, citations with a $158 fine will be issued.

Officials said a comprehensive evaluation was conducted to determine where red light running commonly occurs and where red light cameras are most likely to improve road safety. The intersections where the cameras will be are:

"The warning period will give residents an opportunity to become familiar with the red light system. We encourage people to slow down and definitely stop on red before the actual citations begin," said Orange Park Police Chief Gary Goble. "This is a public safety program, and our goal is to deter red light runners and prevent collisions resulting from these violations."