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Red-Light photo enforcement

Post Date:01/04/2011

City issuing notices of violation utilizing Red-Light Photo Enforcement Program

Red Light Cameras are in Ft. Lauderdale


They are located at the following intersections with more to come:

    1. SR 84 @ SW 9th Ave.
    2. W. Commercial Blvd. @ 21st Ave.
    3. W. Sunrise @ 15th Ave.
    4. S. Federal Hwy. @ SR 84N.
    5. Federal Hwy @ 8th St.
    6. Commercial Blvd. @ Powerline Rd.


If you are observed running a Red Light by one of the new cameras, you will get a Notice of Violation in the mail.

The Violation will cost $158.00. When you get a Notice of Violation you can do one of three things.

1. You may pay for the Notice of Violation by internet, mail, or phone. 
2. You can submit an affidavit if:

    • The driver was trying to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle or as part of a funeral procession;

 

    • The driver passed through the intersection at the direction of law enforcement;

 

    • The motor vehicle was in the care, custody or control of another person, in which case the owner must provide additional information identifying the driver or proving theft of the vehicle. If the vehicle owner identifies another person as the driver, that driver may receive a citation.

 

    • A uniform traffic citation (UTC) was issued for this offense by a law enforcement officer to the driver already. The affidavit must include the number of the uniform traffic citation.

 

3. You can do nothing and receive a Uniform Traffic Citation in the mail. Once you receive the UTC in the mail you will have to do one of two things. 

    • Pay the cost of the UTC to the Clerk of the Court at an estimated cost of $256.00 or 
              
    • Request a court date. If found guilty in court the judge could fine an amount higher than the estimated $256.00.

If you fail to pay for the violation or handle your case in court, the state will send a notice to the owner that their license will be suspended within 20 days unless they clear up the matter with the court prior to the suspension date. You will not be able to renew your driver’s license and/or renew your license plate until you pay for the ticket or handle your case in court.

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Cameras will operate 24-hours a day and capture images of every vehicle running a red light at the intersection. Warning signs will alert drivers to the red-light cameras.


The Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Program was passed by the Florida Legislature and approved by the Governor on May 13, 2010. The new law, effective July 1, 2010, includes the following components:

  • Authorizes the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a county, or a municipality to use a traffic infraction detector to identify a motor vehicle that fails to stop at a traffic control signal steady red light;
  • Requires authorization of a traffic infraction enforcement officer to issue and enforce a citation for such violation;
  • Establishes a fine of $158 for a violation of s. 316.074(1) or s. 316.075(1)(c)1 when a driver has failed to stop at a traffic signal if enforcement is by a county or municipal traffic infraction enforcement officer;
  • Requires notification to be sent to the registered owner of the motor vehicle involved in the violation;
  • A county or municipality may use traffic infraction detectors to enforce Florida State Statutes 316.074(1) or 316.075(1)(c)1 when a driver fails to stop at a traffic signal on streets and highways under their jurisdiction under state statute 316.0083.
  • The owner of the motor vehicle involved in the violation is responsible and liable for paying the uniform traffic citation issued for a violation of s. 316.074(1) or s.316.075(1)(c)1 when the driver failed to stop at a traffic signal, unless the owner can establish the following:

a. The motor vehicle passed through the intersection in order to yield right-of-way to an emergency vehicle or as part of a funeral procession;

b. The motor vehicle passed through the intersection at the direction of a law enforcement officer;

c. The motor vehicle was, at the time of the violation, in the care, custody, or control of another person; or,

d. A uniform traffic citation was issued by a law enforcement officer to the driver of the motor vehicle for the alleged violation of s. 316.074(1) or s.316.075(1)(c)1.



American Traffic Solutions, Inc., was contracted by the City of Fort Lauderdale to administer the program. Each violation will be reviewed and approved by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department prior to a citation being issued.

For more information about the red-light enforcement program, visit www.FLPD.org.


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