The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that Orlando's red-light camera system before 2010 was illegal. Justices said the ordinance conflicted with a ruling made by the state Legislature last year. Between 2008-2010, the city collected $4.4 million from drivers from thousands of tickets issued at 14 locations across the city. ...
4:33 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014
Will the city will offer refunds to all the vehicle owners who were illegally ticketed?
I suspect many were tourists from out of state, or even from other countries. If the ticketed vehicle was a rental car, the rental company adds on a big fee when they forward the ticket to the customer.
Not a very nice way to welcome visitors to our state...
Red-light camera locations
Osceola County plans to install red-light cameras at these intersections:
•Pleasant Hill Road and South Orange Blossom Trail
•West U.S. Highway 192 and North Poinciana Boulevard
•Cypress Parkway and North Doverplum Avenue
•North Orange Blossom Trail and East Osceola Parkway
•South Poinciana Boulevard and South Orange Blossom Trail
•Vineland Road and Polynesian Isle Boulevard
•Vineland Road and North Poinciana Boulevard
•South Poinciana Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road
•Celebration Avenue and West U.S. Highway 192
•Partin Settlement Road and East U.S. Highway 192
"Though some lawyers involved in red-light camera litigation believe the ruling should result in millions of dollars in refund checks, they cautioned that motorists shouldn't expect that to happen without a fight.
"There will absolutely have to be litigation filed," said Luke Lirot, a Clearwater lawyer whose firm represents ticketed drivers. "It wouldn't be a difficult court order to get based on this Supreme Court precedent, but absent a court order, I don't see any municipality voluntarily giving back a dime of that money.""
I don't see any municipality voluntarily giving back a dime of that money.""
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