Red Light Attorney
Running a Red Light
Running a red light is one of the most common moving traffic ticket violation (especially popular when police officers must meet their ticket quotas for the month). Here are the basics on the enforcement, defenses and penalties for this offense in Florida.
The traffic ticket fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $125 & 3 points in Florida. A red light camera ticket is approximately $158 & no points.
Red Light Cameras
The purpose of this program is to increase traffic safety in Florida by reducing red-light running violations, collisions and injuries without impacting Florida Cities funds.
Red-light running is a deadly epidemic. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nearly 2 million crashes annually occur in intersections. In 2009, red-light running resulted in 676 fatalities and 113,000 injuries.
So far Red Light Cameras have proven to reduce the number of red-light collisions and injuries associated with these crashes.
Hundreds of red light cameras have been installed at dangerous intersections throughout Florida starting in 2010, and they are catching thousands of red light violations daily. As a result, hundreds of car owners are opening their mailboxes to discover a “ticket” for a traffic violation that they may or may not have committed or even remember.
The cameras record the date, time of day, vehicle speed and license plate.
It is standard practice for law enforcement agencies have one or more officers review the photos and/or video before a citation is issued. Only those clearly in violation of the traffic signal are issued citations, which are mailed to the vehicle’s owner.
How do you get a Red Light Traffic Ticket
A red light traffic ticket occurs when a vehicle enters the intersection after the signal has turned red. Violations may occur if drivers fail to come to a complete stop before turning at intersections allowing right turn on red. Motorists that are inadvertently in an intersection when the traffic light turns red are not considered red light runners.
If you feel the citation was issued in error, you were not driving your vehicle at the time or just feel the ticket is unfair, you may fight it in court
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Mitchell Frank has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1987. He graduated the University of Miami School of Law in 1986 and received a Business Degree from the University of Miami in 1983. Experienced Fort Lauderdale Ticket Attorney Serving Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Davie, Pompano Beach, Weston, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Coral Springs, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, Sunrise, Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach all of Broward County & Miami Dade County Call 1-800-980-5650 or if you prefer, use the quick form above and get a response within 24 hours – including weekends, holidays, and evenings!
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