Raleigh renews contract for traffic cameras
Posted October 24, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The Raleigh City Council has authorized the city manager to execute a contract with Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. to continue operation of the SafeLight red light camera system. The previous two-year agreement, with three one-year extension options, is complete.
The annual cost of the system is $666,000. There will be no change in the number of cameras, which are placed at several high-accident intersections in the city. Drivers who run red lights are caught on camera and issued a ticket through the mail. The civil ticket does not result in insurance or drivers license points.
Revenue from the citation fees from the cameras, less program costs, goes to the Wake County Board of Education.
Councilor Bonner Gaylord, an opponent of the red light camera system, voted against the contract and spoke out against it.
“I’d prefer we didn’t do the SafeLight program,” Gaylord said. “I understand the arguments for it. I’d rather that we didn’t, and I want the record to reflect that.”