Bill Would Reduce Red Light Camera Fees

By  //  January 7, 2014

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RED-LIGHT-CAMERA-180-1TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA — A new bill aims to reduce red light camera fees throughout Florida. If passed, the bill, known as THSS 14-01 would cut red light violations from $158 to $83.

The portion going to state coffers would be cut from $100 to $70, and the $45 that now goes to cities and counties using the red light cameras would be eliminated.

The rest of the fine would go to dedicated trust funds for emergency medical services and spinal cord injuries.

Opponents to the bill include the Florida League of Cities. According to The Florida Current, Florida’s government received more than $51 million in the 2011-2012 fiscal year from 71 local governments operating red light cameras.

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