City of Miami commission approves ending of red light cameras

MIAMI (WSVN) - Red light cameras are coming to an end in the City of Miami after city commissioners voted to terminate the program.

Commissioners approved the ending to the program Thursday, after legislation was posed by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

Both the City and Suarez tweeted about the end of the program.

“It is necessary to defend Miami’s most vulnerable residents from continuing to be overburdened by these excessive fines,” Suarez said in a tweet.

According to the Miami Herald, the vote was unanimous, and the company in charge of the cameras, American Traffic Solutions, has 60 days to wind down its operations in the city.

The Herald also reports that the $158 citations will go away along with the cameras; however, drivers issued citations before the program ends should still expect to pay the fine.

Miami-Dade County passed an ordinance in 2016, stopping the use of red light cameras in unincorporated parts of the county. However, individual municipalities were not affected.

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