ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- Those dreaded red light cameras; just about everybody dislikes them, including the Pinellas clerk of the circuit court.
Ken Burke sent a no nonsense letter to St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster asking for a moratorium on issuing violations because of a flaw in the statute.
Burke listed 11 reasons why the law is ill-conceived, but here are the four biggies:
1. The driver does not receive the citation at the time of the incident.
2. The driver does not have to acknowledge driving the vehicle at the time of the incident.
3. The fine on the notice of violation is $158. If not paid within 30 days, the city no longer accepts payment.
4. Once the fine become a uniform traffic citation, the penalty jumps to $264...
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