SARASOTA, FL - Red Light Camera
Commercial Way, near Interstate 75
N27 20.369 W82 27.146
Lockwood Ridge Road and 17th Street
N27 21.144 W82 30.336
Sarasota has all sorts of cameras Roy..
I realized that most of them are all fake no????
let me clarify that.
The cameras you see on the intersection poles are tied into the master traffic control center in SRQ.
They can view them in real-time to do traffic shaping and signal timing.
They were originally installed to monitor evacuation route traffic, in case of hurricaine.
They aren't ticket-cams.
Lots of citys have intersection cameras... 99% not use for red light YET, but the threat is there. But beaware that there are ones active for that purpose.
Broward county is littered with them, but as far as I know only city of Coral Springs may have an active red light camera.
I do have a question Roy,
Doesn't it make it a bit tough to legally prove who was driving the car, since FLA only has rear tags?
Seems to me too be an easily defensible ticket.
Last I heard, the state gov wasn't too happy with the idea either.
Florida DOT Confirms Use of Red Light Cameras Illegal
A Florida Department of Transportation letter confirms that cities using red light cameras to issue tickets are violating the law.
"The decision to allow or not allow the use of Red Light Running Cameras is determined by the Florida Legislature and Governor Crist," wrote Deputy State Traffic Operations Engineer Mark C. Wilson. "Current Florida Law does not allow the use of Red Light Running Cameras for the enforcement of a traffic violation.
Link To The Story
Source: Response to Red Light Camera inquiry (Florida Department of Transportation, 8/28/2007)
The loop hole is individual municipalities CAN enfore their OWN ordinance... just like parking tickets. And thus like parking tickets, these tickets should not have anything to do with your driving record because there is no proof who actually is driving.Originally Posted by zimbu
True, in Toronto we have streets, boulevards kike 5th in NYC, with HOV lanes during morning and afternoon rush hours, this is a BY-LAW ordinance (again, HOV lanes within the city boundaries) and even you go to court and the cop shows up (went twice to court for HOV tickets and in just one case the cop showed up but the judge lowered the fine to $20 or $30) it will never show in your record, again that's a city by-law and no part of the Ontario HTA... yes we have some local hwys (provincial jurisdiction) with HOV lanes, totally different in this case, the charge will show up in your record... so, municipal: no record, provincial/state: yes, it will be part of your driving record...Originally Posted by amoney