COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The traffic cameras meant to keep motorists from blowing through red lights could come down, if some state lawmakers get their way.
Representative Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, filed a measure to repeal the law, citing a flawed process and an invasion of privacy among other reasons.
"The notion that a camera in essence is passing judgement on you in an isolated situation like that I think is troubling to a lot of people," Plakon said.
The companies who manufacture the cameras say the devices are mean to change drivers behaviors to prevent accidents.
"What makes me angriest is the people who oppose red light safety cameras. They try and make themselves out to be the victims. The real victims of red light running related crashes are the people who are injured or the loved ones of those who are killed," American Traffic Solutions spokesman Charles Territo said.
A measure to repeal narrowly passed in the Florida House last year before it failed in the Senate.