TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a ruling that a rental-car driver’s constitutional rights were violated after she was nabbed by a red-light camera for a traffic violation.
Justices, in a 6-1 decision, sided with June Dhar, who in 2012 was detected running a red light in Broward County while driving a vehicle from Dollar Rent A Car. The rental-car company received a notice of the violation, which led it to submit information identifying Dhar as the driver.
Thanks for posting this.
good to know
So, rent a car, run all the RLC and Speed cameras you can find, and you can evade paying any tickets? In fact, you can probably flee from a police car and get away with that also.
I dislike the cameras for various reasons, but this case does not make sense to me.
Does the court believe that any crime can be committed in a rental car and the individual that leased the car cannot be held responsible because of privacy issues?
Actually, the problem with this situation was that people driving rental cars were treated differently and more harshly for the same red light infractions than were regular car owners or even long-term leasers. It seems that photo tickets were issued to the rental car companies, rather than the drivers. Understandable, but the actual drivers did not have access to due process because of the delay and automatically had an administrative penalty added to the fine.
So the case was dismissed because of unequal treatment before the court. The law in Florida was subsequently changed so that all persons running a red light were treated equally.
ok. Going back with that thought in mind, I see the "unequal treatment" and it makes more sense now that the law has been changed.
I disagree with your first post, but agree with you on the one above.
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