Implemented in 2010, red light cameras were intended to bring more safety to the roads of Florida, but in the 5 years of their operation the data shows that is not the case. According to a survey from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there has been a 15% increases in total crashes, 29% increase in incapacitating injuries, 17% increase in crashes involving non-motorists, and a 10% increase in rear-end crashes. This is why Representative Manny Diaz Jr. is committed to help fight against these unsafe and third-party revenue generating cameras.
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5 Facts You Should Know About Red Light Cameras
- Red light camera tickets are $277 in the state of Florida.
- 49% of red light camera revenue has gone to vendors. Red light cameras are a backdoor for taxes.
- There has been an increase of 15% in total crashes.
- St, Petersburg, Tallahassee, North Miami, and Haines City have successfully removed red light cameras.
- There are concerns above the possibility of manipulated timing of the yellow light intervals in order to increase red light camera profits.