A Florida judge earlier this month found merit in the argument that automated license plate readers (ALPR, also known as ANPR) might violate state privacy laws. The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a group that seeks to limit the power of administrative agencies, sued the city of Coral Gables on behalf Raul Mas Canosa, a motorist who was tracked by the city’s cameras. Read the full article at TheNewspaper.com.
The new toll roads are now being enforced in Jacksonville and Tuesday, Action News Jax told drivers about the different Sun Pass options to avoid paying toll fees. However, we didn’t mention what to do if you get a ticket in the mail for a toll booth you didn’t cross. Watch the video / read the full article at Action News Jax.
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.
The University of Central Florida Police Department said it will soon begin photographing the license plates of each vehicle at the main campus’ six entrances and exits. Officials said the readers will record the location, the date and the time of the photograph. Read the full article at WFTV 9.
A Florida woman is blaming the state government for an onslaught of robocalls and direct mail offers â”- accusations that come as the Scripps station WFTS in Tampa uncovered that the DMV makes millions by selling Florida drivers’ personal information to outside companies, including marketing firms. WFTS I-Team Investigator Adam Walser obtained records showing the state sold information on Florida drivers and ID cardholders to more than 30 private companies, including marketing firms, bill collectors, insurance companies and data brokers in the business of reselling information.
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.
Carvalho was heading to work near the Aventura Mall when one of the city’s red light cameras caught him making an illegal right hand turn on red. He’s one of more than 250,000 people who received a ticket for making a right-hand turn on red in South Florida over the past year. Read/watch the full article at NBC6 Miami.
A bill to ban red light cameras in the state of Florida has ABC Action News following the money trail into the company behind the controversial technology. […] In the past ten years, American Traffic Solutions out of Scottsdale, Arizona has contributed more than $1 million dollars to Florida politicians and campaigns. Read/watch the full article at ABC Action News.
View on YouTube “Do we really need red light cameras?” Straz asks in the ad, set to debut Monday night. “No. We don’t. “They’re not making us as safe as originally indicated. It’s just another way for the government to take money from hard working people,” he continued. Read the full article at FloridaPolitics.com.