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Both governments they love them drivers not so much red light cameras are now busing drivers in 24 states.
Florida alone raising some 200 million dollars in tickets alone last year.
Phil Keating is on the story in Miami the critics say actually -- -- say the cameras are all about increased safety is that the case -- It.
Well that's what mayors and police chiefs from New York City down to Miami all insists is true that they are about safety for example Miami Beach police chief.
Telling me yesterday that -- the two years the city has been using these red light cameras.
Injuries and accidents -- those intersections have dropped by 50%.
The Florida lawmaker -- Campbell doesn't -- -- and other lawmakers around the country.
Have submitted bills this year to get rid of the cameras and expensive tickets altogether.
It -- -- 58 this is my goodness this is you know.
It's -- -- something that bad because hundred into the Dallas I would be so upset sold a lot of -- abolish money and chipping simple is that.
In Florida this state gets half of the 138 dollar tickets the other haven't been divided up.
Amongst the cities and the camera suppliers which get.
Roughly four grand per camera per month bill what about the accuracy of these cameras is that challenge.
Well that it has come under some scrutiny but American traffic solutions which is a big player in the red light camera business.
Insists -- cameras are accurate it's photographic -- it says.
They say it's even more reliable -- say just a cop driving by an intersection.
About 600 communities and half the states -- use these red light cameras.
But critics contend the real solution for safety here.
Is the traffic engineering of the yellow light specifically how many second that yellow lasts.
-- in the yellow by about 12.
And you'll typically reduce the violation rate between sixty and 90%.
That's usually enough for -- -- the camera will lose money vs its cost and will be removed.
Florida sponsor Florida sponsored a ban these cameras says that this is the number one complaint she hears about.
From -- constituents.
-- thank you Phil Phil Keating on the red light district Miami.
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