City officials are only waiting to have red-light cameras approved for one last intersection before all 20 of the devices will be actively recording potential traffic offenders.
Kris Carson, an information officer for the Florida Department of Transportation, said all permit applications from the city involving red-light cameras have been approved except for one involving the devices at Jefferson St. and Ponce De Leon Boulevard.
She said approval is held up while FDOT waits for a response from city and red-light camera company officials to coordinate with design for the intersection.
"There are seven locations in the city of Brooksville with approved permits," Karson wrote in an email, "and all should be constructed and in operation at this time."
Turner said not all the cameras have been installed yet. To date, 13 of 20 are currently operational.
And since the cameras were installed last spring, 8,073 tickets have been issued with 5,386 drivers, or roughly 67 percent, paying their $158 fee.
"I think that's a lot. I'm surprised there are that many," Turner said. "And a majority of the people are not complaining. They just pay the ticket."
He added that 225 tickets have been dismissed after further review for reasons such as the car's registration wasn't up to date, their car was stolen or if a police officer had waved him or her through the intersection.
Intersections thus far approved for the red light cameras include:
In 2011, Brooksville city council members approved bringing back the traffic cameras after the group had a year earlier opted not to continue with red-light camera enforcement.
Under an agreement with camera vendor Sensys America, Inc, Sensys would receive $4,500 a month per camera, or $90,000 a month total if all 20 were installed. The city keeps any additional profits.