In Florida, red light cameras are one type of “traffic infraction detector.” A traffic infraction detector is a sensor for vehicles installed to work in conjunction with a traffic control signal. Effective July 1, 2016, Florida Statute § 316.003(87), defines the term ”traffic infraction detector" as provided in § 316.003(85).
The traffic infraction device uses a camera synchronized to automatically record two or more sequenced photographic or electronic images or streaming video of only the rear of a motor vehicle at the time the vehicle fails to stop behind the stop bar or clearly marked stop line when facing a traffic control signal steady red light.
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Florida Statute § 316.003(87), provides that any notification under § 316.0083(1)(b), Fla. Stat. or traffic citation issued by the use of a traffic infraction detector must include a photograph or other recorded image showing both the license tag of the offending vehicle and the traffic control device being violated.
Florida Statute § 321.50 authorizes the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) to use traffic infraction detectors to enforce § 316.074(1) and § 316.075(1)(c).
When permitted by the Department of Transportation, red light cameras and traffic infraction detectors are allowed on state roads. Additionally, under Florida Statute § 316.0776(1), the detector must be placed and installed pursuant to specifications developed by the Department of Transportation.
Under § 316.0776(1), the traffic infraction detectors are allowed on highways and streets within the jurisdiction of counties or municipalities in accordance with placement and installation specifications developed by the Department of Transportation.
Any traffic infraction detector used on Florida’s highways, streets, and roads must meet specifications established by the Department of Transportation and must be tested at regular intervals according to specifications required by the Department of Transportation.
This article was last updated on Friday, November 4, 2016.
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