Florida

FDOT talks about disputing ticket after a man received an invoice for a toll he didn't pass

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.

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WESH 2 News investigates thousands of red light camera ticket dismissals

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.

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UCF to photograph license plate of each vehicle at school entrances

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.

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Florida's DMV Made $77 Million -- By Selling Off Personal Information

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.

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Florida Town Caught Misusing Red Light Camera Cash

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.

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The Bio-metric Nightmare Begins In Tampa

View on YouTube View on YouTube. Video by WeAreChange with Luke Rudkowski and Jason Bermas.

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Right Turn on Red: Thousands of Tickets Could Get Tossed

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.

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Following the money: Company that owns red light cameras contributed over $1M into Florida politics

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.

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David Straz bashes red light cams in new ad

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.

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Apopka shuts down red light cameras; state could follow

Drivers in Apopka will no longer have to worry about getting a red light ticket from the city in their mail box. On Tuesday the city’s red light cameras were officially shut down. The city council voted last year to end the controversial program due to several factors. “They’re off,” said Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson. “Red light cameras are no longer functional.” Read the full article at Fox 35 Orlando.

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