Rep. Anthony Sabatini is trying again to turn off red-light traffic cameras with a bill he has filed in the Florida House for the legislative session that starts in March. Read the full article at Orlando Sentinel.
The automobile club recommends that governments increase use of red light cameras directly supervised by authorities in order to boost enforcement where needed and not to raise revenue. Read the full article at NBCDFW.
Foreign tourists are getting a free pass when it comes to dangerous driving that puts all drivers at risk. Orange County has not been ticketing foreign visitors who run red lights, or the rental car companies that put them in the driver’s seat. Watch the video / read the article at WESH.
San Mateo announced Thursday that it is ending its red-light camera program and dismissing or refunding 985 citations issued at an intersection where the yellow-light timing was in error. Watch the video / Read the full article at NBC Bay Area.
A state lawmaker made headlines three years ago by taking a red light camera citation he got in the mail and burning it on camera. Since then, state Rep Andy Holt (R-Dresden) has pushed for restrictions on those cameras in Tennessee – but now he’s calling for an all-out ban. Watch the video / Read the full article at NewsChannel 5 Nashville.
The city of San Mateo is ditching its red light cameras and dismissing hundreds of citations after one of its cameras malfunctioned, city leaders said Thursd Watch the video / read the article at CBS San Francisco.
Opa-Locka gave American Traffic Solutions (now Verra Mobility) the right to set up eight red light cameras to issue fully automated citations worth $158 each. Under state law, the city is supposed to transmit $83 from each ticket to the state Department of Revenue. Those payments are supposed to be made on a weekly basis, but the audit found this was not happening. Over eight years, Opa-Locka’s for-profit vendor gave the city $8.
Frisco’s last red-light camera on Preston Road and Gaylord Parkway has been shut off following the June 1 passage of House Bill 1631 into law, Frisco police Deputy Chief David Shilson said in a statement. Read the full article at Community Impact Newspaper.
New state restrictions on red-light and speed-detection camera programs that went into effect this week prompted the city of Trotwood to suspend its photo-enforcement program. But the city of Dayton remains defiant and has no plans to change its program despite the threat of financial penalties, claiming a preliminary injunction granted to Toledo blocks the new law statewide. Read the full article at The Lima News.
Red-light cameras are being shut down across Texas following Gov. Greg Abbott’s signing of House Bill 1631 on June 1–and cities across the state, such as Tomball and Magnolia, are also seeing hundreds of thousands of dollars in budget losses by the passage of HB 1631, city officials said. HB 1631 prohibits the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems, the bill reads. Read the full article at Comunity Impact Newspaper.