Nicole Kuncl, Seeing Red: The Legal Backlash Against Red-Light Cameras in Florida

64 Fla. L. Rev. 1783 |

This Note will examine Florida’s Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, which authorizes the use of traffic infraction detectors (red-light cameras) to enforce traffic laws. Florida, like many other states, currently finds itself in the midst of a heated debate over the use of red-light cameras to issue traffic citations. Strong arguments can be made both for and against this policy, but there are some who absolutely refuse to accept it, for both constitutional and practical reasons. If opponents hope to end all use of red-light cameras in the state, however, they will need to acknowledge that judicial opinion is overwhelmingly against them, both in Florida and beyond. This Note will argue that the proper (and perhaps only) venue for change in this instance is the Florida legislature.

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