red-light cameras

House Panel Backs Red-Light Camera Repeal In Florida

Oct 11, 2017
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The House is on a fast track to try to repeal Florida's red-light camera law, with the Appropriations Committee on Tuesday voting to back elimination of the devices by July 1, 2021.

We discuss the week's news with our roundtable of local journalists: Mark Woods, Florida Times-Union columnist; Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor; A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly and Florida Politics columnist.

Topics include crime and public safety in Jacksonville, a state investigation into the company that operates red-light cameras around the First Coast, and more.

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An investigation is underway by the state of Florida into Redflex, the company that helps cities catch red-light runners on camera.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is going to investigate whether a political bribery scandal at the Redflex firm extends to its red-light camera contracts with five Florida cities, including here in Jacksonville.