Sadly, state legislators did not bring themselves to ban red-light cameras this year, despite an attempt in the House. But they did impose helpful new restrictions on how these cameras can issue tickets, and they made it easier to appeal the fines. That’s a small victory for Florida drivers.
Prompted by these proposed new rules, cities and counties that operate red-light cameras are moving to let ticketed drivers challenge fines without going to court. This week, Palm Beach County commissioners gave tentative approval to a plan for one such system, and the result should be drivers newly emboldened to speak up when they think they have been unfairly ticketed.
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