Activists plan to protest red light cameras at rallies held throughout state on Tuesday

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People upset over red light cameras at traffic lights are planning protests across the state for Tuesday

The protests will be at the following locations: Dale Mabry and Waters Avenue, Tampa; US 19 and Ridge Road, New Port Richey; Old Capitol Museum, Tallahassee; Conroy Rd and Vineland RD, Orlando; SR A1A & SR 520, Brevard, Cocoa Beach; Minton Rd & Palm Bay Rd, Palm Bay; Corner of Pine Ridge Road and US4, Naples; Spring Hill Drive and Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill; and A1A and 520 and Eau Gallie and US1, Brevard County.

Several groups are helping to organize the protests. They include Campaign for Liberty, the Libertarian Party of Florida, the Republican Liberty Caucus, Florida Civil Rights Association, the 1787 Radio Network, and several local tea party and 9/12 groups.

Protest organizers want residents to write to their legislators, encouraging them to support State Bill 672 and House Bill 149, which ban the use of red light cameras in Florida.

They point to studies that show that red light cameras increase accidents at intersections. However, what they do not point out is that other studies show that while red light cameras increase fender benders, they decrease fatalities.

The protests start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 7 p.m.

Anyone who wants to get involved but needs more information can contact Adrian Wyllie at 727-403-7735 or Alex Snitker at 727-424-9530.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.