Marco Island is facing a lawsuit over privacy issues after residents learned the city is tracking drivers that cross the bridges.
The city says the cameras on the bridges are to keep people safe. The cameras are mounted on poles at each bridge on Marco Island.
The software takes pictures of each vehicle and its license plate as it goes by, logging the date and the time. The city says the photos are used to help find criminals.
Three people on Marco Island, who have filed a lawsuit against the city, fear it is much more than that. They feel they are under surveillance and are treated like criminals themselves.
Most people who live on Marco Island have a lifestyle of beautiful homes on the water, separated from the rest of Collier County by bridges.
“We have a nice little, like, gated community coming over the island and we want to keep it that way,” said Marco Island resident Ronald Kelley.