TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – In what has become an annual debate, a South Florida senator has filed a proposal that would repeal the state’s red-light camera law.READ MORE: NBA fines Miami Heat $25,000 for violating 'bench decorum'
Miami Sen. Frank Artiles filed the proposal for consideration during the 2017 legislative session, which starts in March.READ MORE: Man faces several charges including pointing laser at BSO aviation unit
Artiles, who was elected to the Senate last month after serving in the House, has been a longtime critic of the use of cameras to crack down on motorists who drive through red lights. But past attempts to repeal the red-light camera law have failed.
Supporters of red-light cameras contend they help improve traffic safety, but critics argue the devices are used to generate revenue for local governments.MORE NEWS: Miami ex-Proud Boys leader Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial
The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.