Broward County Traffic Ticket Attorney, Brian S. Leifert has learned that Fort Lauderdale city commissioners are meeting today to discuss the possibility of posting video cameras at major intersections to catch drivers who run a red light. The previous City Commission supported the proposal, but the commission now has four new faces and the new commission must green light the proposal before it can go to a formal vote. The vote could take place as early as June, and the cameras could be installed later this year.
When a driver runs a red light, the camera captures the license plate on film, and the owner receives a violation notice in the mail. The notice can carry a fine, but it’s not a traffic citation and does not impact the driver’s record. Commissioner and former police chief Bruce Roberts said that Fort Lauderdale may be able to get a vendor to pay for the cameras in return for a portion of the fines collected.
Several other cities in South Florida, including Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Coral Gables, and Delray Beach, already have similar cameras.
Fort Lauderdale considers posting cameras to catch red-light runners, Sun Sentinel, April 7, 2009
Contact a Fort Lauderdale traffic attorney at Leifert & Leifert for a free initial consultation.