Fort Lauderdale suspends red-light camera program

No red-light camera tickets to be given out at this time

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The city of Fort Lauderdale has suspended its red-light camera program a week after a Broward County judge ruled that the program violates the state statute.

The judge's order stated in part, "Based upon testimony and evidence presented, this Court finds that the procedures used by the city of Fort Lauderdale in accordance with its contract with ATS (American Traffic Solutions) violate the requirements of F.S. 316.0083 in that the city's representative does not actually create or issue the Uniform Traffic Citation."

READ: Full red-light camera program order

The ruling comes just weeks after dozens of red-light runners who were caught on camera in the city of Hollywood had their cases dismissed due to a similar order.

At this time, the cameras are still up at intersections, but the city will not be issuing any more citations for the time being.

The city manager told Local 10 News that he will meet with Mayor Jack Seiler on March 17 to discuss the next step.

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