Change in way to appeal red-light camera tickets now up to Gov. Scott

By Jennifer Sorentrue - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Palm Beach County is racing to set up a new appeals system that will allow drivers to contest red-light camera tickets without going to court, where the penalty for the infraction could be higher.

The new system would be required under a bill (HB 7125) passed by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Rick Scott this week. Unless vetoed by Scott by June 12, it requires counties, cities and towns with red-light cameras to designate a local hearing officer, similar to a code enforcement magistrate, by July 1 to review appeals.

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Staff writers Lona O’Connor and Willie Howard contributed to this story.

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