Apopka joins other Central Florida towns doing away with red light cameras

With a smile on his face, Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson welcomes people back to his city who may have been afraid of their red light cameras.

“Come on back to Apopka, we’ll love to have ya,” the mayor said days after he fulfilled a campaign promise to get rid of the 17 red light cameras installed at intersections across the city back in 2007.

During Nelson’s campaign, he said business and people told him they purposely avoided Apopka because of the red light cameras.

“It’s an outcry, people just don’t want them,” Nelson said.