Florida Supreme Court rejects red light camera law challenge

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Posted at 12:18 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 12:18:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida drivers hoping the state Supreme Court will toss out their red light camera tickets won't be getting their fines returned.

The court rejected an argument Thursday that the city of Aventura gave too much power to an outside vendor to determine whether photos caught by the cameras were traffic violations.

The ruling preserves the state's red light camera law, which some lawmakers have unsuccessfully fought to rescind in recent years.

Luis Jimenez challenged the fine he received in 2011. While he didn't deny running the red light, his lawyers argued that law enforcement - not camera vendors - should be enforcing traffic laws.

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