Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Florida House Votes Again to Repeal Red Light Cameras

Florida House Votes Again to Repeal Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras in Florida may soon be a thing of the past thanks to a bill moving through the state legislature. The legislation now heads to the Florida Senate, where it's not clear if there is support there to pass it.

An identical measure in the Senate (SB 548) has yet to appear before any of four scheduled committee stops.

"My position is we always want to add crash avoidance to a number of intersections in Jacksonville, and we were not able to do that successfully", Williams said in August, according to our News4Jax partner.

The House on Friday voted 83-18 in favor of a bill that would ban the use of cameras in Florida starting in July 2021.

HB 6001 prohibits counties and municipalities from implementing red light camera programs by local ordinance.

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"Red light cameras have had the opposite effect of their original intent".

The Spring Hill Republican also said the cameras haven't been proven to change driving behavior.

The bill - the first one passed in the 2018 legislative session - requires state and local government agencies to comply with enforcement of federal immigration law, forces local governments.

Several representatives cited corruption and failure of the current red light camera system as reasons the bill overwhelmingly passed in the House.

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