Alabama: Opelika’s traffic-light cameras were ‘unpopular with citizens’

Drivers will no longer receive citations from red light cameras in Opelika, after the city terminated its red light camera enforcement program in June.

The red light cameras were discontinued at all five locations in the city.

“The cameras were at the intersections of U.S. Highway 280 and Pepperell Parkway, Gateway Drive and Frederick Road, Gateway Drive and Interstate Drive and U.S. Highway 431 and Samford Avenue,” said Leigh Krehling, community public relations officer.

The city of Opelika first signed a professional service agreement with American Traffic Solutins (ATS) in Feb. 2012 to install red light enforcement cameras. Red light cameras started monitoring traffic in May 2013, and if caught running a red light, drivers had to pay a fine of $60.