If you’ve received a red light camera ticket in Florida in the past few years, you may be aware of a ruling against the city of Hollywood that deemed their red light camera program unconstitutional.
Did you know there’s a stretch of Collins Avenue between Bal Harbour and Surfside in northeast Miami-Dade County where you can’t throw a rock without hitting a red light camera (8 in 10 blocks)? Or that in Broward, a 7-block stretch of Commercial Boulevard should be renamed “the gauntlet,” as it has four cameras in quick succession. That’s just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to red light camera hot spots.
The latest effort to eliminate red light cameras across Florida has again gained fanfare from frustrated drivers (and media) anxious to get rid of the pesky contraptions. But does the latest bill stand a better chance of passing than three previous attempts?