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Florida Court Says Red Light Cameras And Their Companies Cannot Issue Tickets

Throughout Florida, more and more people have been noticing those “red light cameras” lately. These cameras are intended to help enforce the laws around motor vehicle use, but in practice, that’s not exactly how things always work.

Red light cameras can serve as “speed traps” that cause people to engage in unusual and sometimes unpredictable motor vehicle operation behavior. That being the case, a red light camera can sometimes contribute to an accident rather than stopping one.

Recently, however, the courts have weighed in on the subject in an interesting way. They have recognized that private firms can’t issue tickets based on the results of a red light camera pass, and therefore, they can’t mail tickets to motorists.

Legal Changes In The Sunshine State Affect All Motorists Out There On The Highway

With this change, private firms may no longer be able to examine footage and send notices of any traffic citation to Florida citizens. Instead, law enforcement officials will have to look at all footage. The change arises from a case that dates all the way back to 2011.

Although this might not seem like a major change or issue for most motorists, it’s of crucial importance for everyone in Florida to be aware of any major changes in the laws. Each time something happens that changes motorists’ behavior, it could result in more or fewer accidents.

We always recommend that members of the public be aware of any unusual legal situations out on the roadway. It’s one of the most important ways that you can protect your legal rights.

As A Florida Motorist, Are You Concerned About Road Conditions?

Anything can happen out there on Florida’s highways, and people often find that they need car crash lawyers even if they have never interacted with lawyers before or had any legal issues.

When it comes to staying safe out on the road, it’s important to be careful and defensive every time you operate a motor vehicle. The average age of Florida motorists is higher than in most other states, and this could make the road somewhat more challenging in certain conditions.

It’s also important for you to make sure you maintain your vehicle and your driving skills. For example, you should consider taking your car to be “tuned up” once a year to ensure that it will operate the way you expect.

Even the smallest effort that you put forth in staying safe can help you avoid an accident or make the consequences far less costly than they would be otherwise.

But what happens if, despite your best effort, you end up in an accident?

When You Need Car Crash Lawyers, Count On Our Team To Help

If you are in a vehicle accident in Florida, you need car crash lawyers who can help. It’s crucial to get in touch with lawyers within 48 hours of an accident, since other parties are already at work.

In a Florida car crash, you’ll not only have to deal with the party who might be responsible for the crash, but often have to interact with law enforcement, the insurance companies, and more. A lawyer can help make sure you never “get the runaround.”

Want to talk to car crash lawyers today? Call or email us for more information. We work on behalf of people just like you in Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton, and a wide range of other Florida communities.

Remember, the sooner you start working with a lawyer, the easier it will be for you to protect your legal rights and achieve your goals. We’re waiting to speak to you.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Florida Court Says Red Light Cameras And Their Companies Cannot Issue Tickets

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