Miami terminates city's red light camera program


MIAMI – The days of the "eye in the sky" catching Miami drivers from running red lights will soon be a thing of the past.

Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to end the city's red light camera program.

The contract with American Traffic Solutions will be terminated, leaving the company 60 days to wrap up operations in the city, according to the Miami Herald.

During his campaign, newly-elected Mayor Francis Suarez promised to eliminate the cameras.

"These red-light cameras are essentially another tax, one that the residents of my district cannot afford," said Commissioner Manolo Reyes. "I thank my colleagues and Mayor Francis Suarez for their support."