Our Palm Beach County traffic lawyers have learned that the town of Juno Beach is working through contract disagreements with LaserCraft, the company that owns and maintains the van carrying red-light cameras in June Beach. Until then, the town has suspended the Safe Street Program, including the vans carrying red-light cameras.
These vans are part of a larger legal dispute over the legality of red-light cameras. Last month, a Miami-Dade circuit court judge ruled that red-light cameras in Aventura are illegal; however that ruling does not apply to Palm Beach County.
So far, Juno Beach has collected $743,000 in fines from the red-light cameras. Mayor Mort Levine says Florida drivers are still expected to pay their fines and abide by traffic laws, even though the vans were suspended. He also expects that LaserCraft and the town will work through their contract dispute and reinstate the cameras.
Source: Juno speed van taken off roads; dispute centers on who pays if town loses in court, Palm Beach Post News, March 19, 2010 Continue reading