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Florida Needs To Finally Ban Red-Light Cameras

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:19
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On Tuesday a House committee moved forward with a proposal to
ban red-light cameras in Florida, two weeks after a similar measure
stalled in the Senate.

The House Government Accountability Committee voted 16-3 to
approve the measure (HB 6007), which would repeal a law that allows
Florida’s cities and counties to install and use red-light

target="_blank">As we reported prior
, there is
overwhelming evidence that red-light cameras are only money makers
for the manufacturers and for the municipalities in which they are

Numerous other states have already banned the cameras because
reports show they CAUSE more accidents then they
prevent. The reason they cause more accidents is drivers slam on
their brakes now when they see a yellow light because they fear
getting a fine. ""
target="_blank">Florida has the same evidence
lawmakers have not made them illegal.

The current proposal if passed would repeal the use of the
cameras by July 1, 2020.

However, the Senate version (SB 178) failed in a 2-2 vote by the
Senate Transportation Committee on Feb. 7.

Despite that vote, state Senator Daphne Campbell (D-Miami) just
filed an identical bill (SB 630) last week.

On December 31 an additional report from the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles showing intersection crashes were
up 10.41 percent when comparing data before the cameras were
installed and after they were in place.

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) said:

I don’t think that the solution to an imperfect system is to
just repeal it all together. I think that’s a knee-jerk reaction
that has major implications.

Apparently Rep. Guillermo Smith is turning a blind eye to the
recent accident data and the other states which have banned the
cameras because they are unsafe and only a money producer.

The states that banned/phased out red-light cameras are:

Wisconsin 1995
Utah 1996
Alaska 1997
Nebraska 1999
Nevada 1999
Arkansas 2005
New Hampshire 2006
West Virginia 2006
Michigan 2007
Minnesota 2007
Indiana 2008
Maine 2009
Mississippi 2009
Montana 2009
South Carolina 2010
New Jersey 2014

The Florida Senators who ""
target="_blank">voted against SB 178 in the Transportation
Committee are

Senator Kevin J. Rader (D), Tallahassee Office
phone number: (850)487-5029

Senator George B. Gainer (R), Tallahassee
Office phone number: (850)487-5002

If you want red-light cameras in Florida to be banned, call them
and tell them to stop blocking the bills. Also, call you state
representatives and tell them to support the bill this year.

You can find you state representatives here: target="_blank" href="/r2/?url=" target=

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