Pinellas County Clerk of Court Ken Burke is asking St. Petersburg and five other cities to stop writing tickets for red light violations, arguing there are flaws in the system and that his office is spending a disproportionate amount of time dealing with the fallout from violators.
"These citizens are upset with the poor communication, insufficient information and resulting unfair penalties," Burke wrote in a letter dated Feb. 20 to city leaders in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Gulfport, Kenneth City, South Pasadena and Oldsmar.
A follow up from the local Patch blog:
St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster is imposing a moratorium on red light camera citations immediately in response to Pinellas County Clerk of Court Ken Burke's concerns about flaws in the system.
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