Appeals court okays local red light camera law

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A state appeals court ruled Wednesday that the use of cameras by the city of Aventura and several others to catch red light runners is valid, overruling a lower court that had found the use of the devices before a new state law was enacted illegal, reports the News Service of Florida. The majority of the three judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami said that Aventura, which had red light cameras in place before a 2010 state law that specifically allows them, was within the law. “Doing so is well within the city

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