Florida lawmakers to discuss eliminating red-light cameras across the state

Red-light camera intersection in Boynton Beach
Posted at 6:37 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 11:08:34-04

Red-light cameras in Boynton Beach could soon be going away.

On Tuesday, lawmakers will discuss a bill that would ban the practice across the state of Florida.

The Senate infrastructure and security committee are schedule to meet at 2 p.m. to consider Senate Bill 622, which was filed by Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes.

Those against the use of the red-light cameras say local governments use them for revenue. However, others argue they help improve traffic safety.

Currently, Boynton Beach is the only city in Palm Beach County with about 15 red-light cameras. Drivers caught running a red light face a $158 fine.

The bill would still need to pass in both the Senate and the House before going to the governor for his signature.