TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After a monthlong grace period, motorists caught by red-light cameras in Tuscaloosa will now be fined for each violation.
Fines of $110 began Sunday, as September began, The Tuscaloosa News reported. Violators caught on camera in August received warning tickets.
The only camera installed and active is at 15th Street and Sixth Avenue East/Dr. Edward Hillard Drive, Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley said.
Additional devices will be installed at other intersections that city officials deem dangerous, Blankley said. Those locations and dates of installation have not yet been finalized.
Signs will be posted at every intersection warning drivers that photographic enforcement is in use, and Tuscaloosa police officers will review every violation before tickets are issued, authorities said.
Vehicle owners will receive tickets in the mail, and an identification number can be entered at www.viewcitation.com to gain access to video and other details regarding the violation.
Vehicle owners can request a hearing in municipal court, and they have a right to appeal the decision in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court. Authorities say a red light ticket will be part of a civil case. They say it won't impact a person's insurance rates or add points to a person's driver's license, the Tuscaloosa newspaper reported.
The cameras are being installed and operated by Gatso USA, which won a tentative contract for the work in January 2012.