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Florida Supreme Court Rulings on Red Light Camera Laws

In 2015 the Florida Supreme Court ruled that two local “red light camera” ordinances (Orlando and Aventura) were invalid since they conflicted with the Uniform Traffic Laws previously existing in the state. This is important, locally, as most of the red light camera laws are drafted in a similar fashion to those in Orlando and Aventura. The Florida Supreme Court held that these laws are invalid since they are expressly preempted by Florida’s, already existing, Uniform Traffic laws. This is a significant ruling since most all cities have similarly worded ordinances.

2018 update – A new ruling has come out on Thursday, May 3, 2018 by the Florida Supreme Court that states the use of traffic light cameras are legal to continue using.

Please consult with a criminal lawyer if you have an issue related to these laws. More importantly, do not try and beat yellow lights in the first place. Stop on yellow and this will never be an issue.

Zarzaur Law, P.A. does not handle traffic tickets or criminal cases. We recommend you contact an lawyer who handles these types of cases. If you have a Personal Injury matter, please do not hesitate to call Zarzaur Law, P.A. at 855-hirejoe or