Lakeland, Fla., Signs Contract for Red-Light Cameras

Located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4, Lakeland is a community with close to 100,000 residents. More than three million people live within a 50-mile radius, and more than 8.5 million reside within a 100-mile radius of Lakeland.

by / November 13, 2008

The City Commission of Lakeland, Fla., approved a contract with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) to serve as the city's red-light camera traffic safety program vendor. Designated intersections will be equipped with ATS' latest ultra high resolution digital cameras.

"The goal of Lakeland's photo-enforcement program is to reduce the number of violations, crashes and injuries caused by red-light runners," said Kevin Cook, Director of Communications for the City of Lakeland. "American Traffic Solutions has a proven track record of improving traffic safety around Florida without any cost to taxpayers since the program is totally violator funded. We look forward to improved public safety in Lakeland similar to the results red-light cameras have shown in other Florida communities."

ATS serves more than 125 communities with red-light and speed camera programs. As the largest vendor in Florida, ATS already serves several communities including Apopka, Aventura, Brooksville, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Florida City, Key Biscayne, Miami Gardens, North Miami, Orange County, Palm Coast, Pembroke Pines, Temple Terrace and Winter Springs. ATS also contracts with the Florida Turnpike Enterprise to provide ATS' PlatePass cashless toll payment services for rental car companies and their customers who use the Florida toll roads.