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Red Light Cameras Back In The Spotlight

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

By: Garin Flowers

The topic of red lights cameras is back in the spotlight.

If you are not a fan of them, new legislation might lower the chances of getting a ticket.

A new bill Governor Scott signed Wednesday makes them more lenient.

The law changes making a right turn on red lights. It now says If a driver attempts to turn right on red, they can't be ticketed due to a red light camera as long as they came to a full stop, even after crossing the stop line. So, long as they make that stop, they are fine.

Last year there were more than 16,000 red light camera citations.

A city of Tallahassee spokeswoman tells us, however, that there were few right on red tickets in this area.

The law changes a few other things:

- People now have more time, 60 days to pay a ticket.
- identify another driver was in control of the vehicle
- or request a hearing before a local hearing officer

All of these changes will take effect July first. The city says the goal overall of these cameras is to just get people to stop when they see those yellow lights.


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