Red Light Cameras
In a legal battle that could have implications for other communities, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday about whether Orlando and Aventura violated state law in approving red-light camera programs.
Since its inception, red light cameras have been a hot topic among politicians and drivers all across the state of Florida. Now, a House Republican has filed a bill that would repeal the state laws that authorized the red light cameras at intersections across the state.
Red light cameras are coming back to Miami, now that city commissioners have decided to handle appeals. That is creating controversy over what happens if you fight a ticket and lose.
After nearly a month of delays, Miami commissioners voted Thursday to move forward with a plan that expands their red light camera program.
It was standing room only at Miami City Hall, Thursday, as the commissioners debated shutting down the city’s two-year-old red light camera program.
A Miami commissioner taking a stand against red-light cameras has received two tickets over the past few years.
Starting Monday, drivers have a new, less expensive option to fight red light camera tickets. But don’t celebrate too soon, because the existing laws are also getting tougher on some drivers.
Changes are coming to the laws regulating red light cameras across Florida. They will impact the way you fight a red light camera ticket and when you can be busted for making an illegal right turn on red.
On the issue of red-light cameras, the Florida House seems to have found its happy medium.
Hialeah police are using red light cameras for more than just catching red-light runners.