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Old 11-10-2015, 05:05 PM
 
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Have these become a big thing in Florida yet?
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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oh yea, everywhere.
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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There have been a few attempts by a few courageous Republicans to introduce bills that would address the inequities of the red light camera law. But the camera company lobbyists pass out a lot of money to keep the gravy train going. Bills don't even get to the floor for discussion. They get killed in committee. Cities/towns that have cameras don't want any changes that would reduce $1 of revenue.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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Florida Supreme Court ruling strikes blow to red light cameras - Sun Sentinel
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Florida
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There have been a few attempts by a few courageous Republicans to introduce bills that would address the inequities of the red light camera law. But the camera company lobbyists pass out a lot of money to keep the gravy train going. Bills don't even get to the floor for discussion. They get killed in committee. Cities/towns that have cameras don't want any changes that would reduce $1 of revenue.
Lol--courageous Republicans? How about aggressive attorneys and a couple of legislators? This is not a partisan issue. You think Democrats want red-light cameras? Seriously?

In addition, it was 'courageous Republicans' who imported them to Florida in the first place and 'courageous Republicans' taking money from ATS lobbyists. You are aware our legislature is majority Republican--right? They welcomed them.

"...After the 2010 state law was passed, municipalities quickly engaged companies like American Traffic Solutions to run programs for them and keep overhead to a minimum. That has been the problem ever since...

...legal decisions were being made by civilian employees of American Traffic Solutions viewing camera footage in Arizona, not sworn police officers from the city...

American Traffic Solutions has not been content to sit back and let the law die. Campaign records show the company this year has given $10,000 to both the Republican Party of Florida and the Florida Democratic Party, plus another $76,000 to political action committees that support prominent Republican state senators such as Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart..."

Everyone except greedy municipalities hate red-light cameras. I think most of the cities still using them are the more conservative cities in Florida. The conservative populations like making people behave by the rules, so they like the cameras.

Florida lawmakers call for red-light camera repeal - Sun Sentinel
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast FL
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There have been some court cases that have gone against the cameras/cities and the state is claiming some of the revenue too, so they're not as profitable as they were. Here in Palm Coast, I'm told, we had more cameras than NYC. Well, now city desperately wants to get rid of them, but they can't get completely out of the contract, so they've reduced the cameras to about 5-6 for now and they will eventually get rid of all of them. So yes, they've come to Florida, but they seem to be past their peak and hopefully will be gone before long.
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:10 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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FL is bad for red light runners. Saw one VERY blatant just yesterday.

Dont think camers / no cameras seem to even matter, ppl in FL run red lights like I've never seen.

Sad.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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FL is bad for red light runners. Saw one VERY blatant just yesterday.

Dont think camers / no cameras seem to even matter, ppl in FL run red lights like I've never seen.

Sad.
Ditto with stop signs as well. I've never seen anything like what I've experienced here in Florida with regards to unsafe driving behaviors, and that's saying a lot considering my years of prior experience driving all over PA, NY, and NJ. From scammers to screwballs, driving most everywhere here is essentially a death wish all year long.
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