Florida Senate Keeps Red Light Cameras
Senator Jeff Brandes (R – Pinellas) encountered stiff opposition yesterday, on his mission to repeal the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, which brought red light cameras to Florida.
The transportation committee voted 6-3 to postpone a vote on SB 144.
In the current version of this legislation, Florida will not ban red light cameras.
Florida will make red light cameras harder to install, by requiring municipalities to demonstrate a need for the cameras. Jeff Brandes also wants Florida's red light cameras to be installed with yellow light durations that follow the guidelines of the Florida Department of Transportation.
What you're seeing is municipalities that have become addicted to the funds. In many of these cities it’s not about safety, it's become a backdoor tax increase.