Orange County plans to add 80 red-light cameras



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County drivers have until the end of the year before more red-light cameras can catch them.

Orange County is pushing to add 80 cameras around the county.

Eyewitness News obtained a list of 20 locations that will be the first to get the new cameras.

Fifty-eight thousand drivers pass through the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Holden Avenue every single day.

Starting in January, everyone will have to make sure they stop at the line when the light's red.

"Twenty is a lot. I don't know. I feel like that's a lot," driver Jocelyn Colon said.

Colon was surprised to hear how many red-light cameras the county plans to add in the next couple of months.

She said it just means she'll have to be more careful because she lives down the block from where two will be installed.

"I feel like I'm going to be watched. I'm going to be really, really good," Colon said.

Orange County commissioners signed the nearly $16 million deal with American Traffic Solutions to add 80 cameras over the next two years in April.

The first 20 cameras will be added in November and January.

Cameras will be in the Disney area, four locations along Orange Blossom Trail and a couple in east Orange County by Waterford Lakes.

"We looked at intersections with a crash rate of 1.0 or higher and determined which intersections had the highest crash rates," Krista Barber with the Orange County Red Light Camera Program said.

The intersection in Holden Heights had the most with 65 crashes in one year.

The cameras at Orange Blossom Trail will start yielding $158 tickets to offenders in early January.

Orange County already has 10 operational red light cameras.

So far, eight of those 10 locations saw an 11 percent decrease in crashes since 2011.