Another fight against red lights in Naples
Commissioner Georgia Hiller will ask commissioners on Tuesday to “terminate the red light camera contract between Collier County and ATS,” the vendor that operates the cameras. Video by fox4now.comvideo
NAPLES - A Collier County commissioner has requested an end to the controversial use of red light cameras.
Commissioner Georgia Hiller will ask commissioners on Tuesday to “terminate the red light camera contract between Collier County and ATS,” the vendor that operates the cameras.
Hiller also requested that county staff also study look into whether traffic lights can be retimed so drivers will encounter fewer red lights, look into whether it is appropriate to increase the duration of the yellow light between the green and the red and whether it is appropriate to add or increase the "clearance" phase to the intersection's traffic signals during which all directions have a red light.
Fox 4 was unable to reach Commissioner Hiller for comment on Monday, but a fellow commissioner did give his take on the controversial cameras.
“I really think it's intrusive on our visitors, I think it catches (drives) unaware. It's just not a friendly thing to have,” said Commissioner Tom Nance, who represents district 5.
A letter has also been drafted to terminate the contract with the company and remove the cameras by March 1st. 2013.
But there are commissioners who think the cameras do help to keep Collier County roads safe.
Commissioner Donna Fiala told In Your Corner that she has not seen a complaint about red light cameras come across her desk in recent memory and thinks they are making the roads safer.