I95 Street Journal

CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – New red light cameras would no longer be allowed under a wide-ranging transportation proposal that received the go-ahead Thursday from a House subcommittee.

But a roadblock may be ahead for the measure, which was approved in a 10-3 vote by the Transportation & Highway Safety Subcommittee.

Besides no longer allowing municipalities and counties to install red light cameras at currently unmonitored intersections after July 1, the proposal (THSS 14-01) offered by Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, would reduce the penalty for red light violators caught on camera from $158 to $83. Local governments also would only be allowed to impose a $25 surcharge on tickets to fund the existing systems.

“We are not removing the cameras that are already there,” Artiles said. “If it’s a safety issue what we’re doing is basically saying the local governments are not profiteering from it.”

However, the proposal is expected to face…

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