Sayonara Red Light Cameras
June 4, 2011 Leave a comment
A ruling in Broward county this week determined that the state cannot charge two different fines for the same fine. A red light camera fee is $158 and generates no points on your driver’s license whereas getting pulled over for running a red light amounts to $260 in fines and court fees plus three points on your license.
“This could be the beginning of the end for red-light cameras,” said Fort Lauderdale attorney Ted Hollander, who represented the driver. “Cities are going to have to choose between officers and cameras and will not be allowed to do both. If it is really about safety, they are going to have to stay with officers issuing tickets because that affects points and driver’s licenses.”