10 Investigates: Red Light Cameras

2:07 PM, Jan 20, 2014   |    comments
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Last May, 10 Investigates exposed how the state of Florida was reducing the length of yellow lights and increasing the number of unsuspecting drivers nabbed by red light cameras.  

As the scope of the investigation increased, so did its impact: the state admitted its lights were too short, yellow light minimums were extended statewide, predatory "rolling right" violations were re-examined in numerous communities, and legislative efforts to reform red light camera laws continue into 2014. 

Between Dec. 2012 and Dec. 2013, 10 Investigates gathered more than 1,000 public documents and aired more than 40 stories exposing other abuses by local cities and counties.  The series has advocated for well-intentioned Florida drivers who don't deserve tickets, as well as the utilization of engineering practices designed to maximize safety and fairness.

This 30-minute special aired on Dec. 28, 2013, and showcases the findings - and action - from the 10 Investigates series.

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