Orlando Appealing Red Light Camera Court Ruling

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando is asking the Florida Supreme Court to reverse an appellate court ruling that says red light camera tickets were illegal if issued before the state passed a law allowing the cameras.

The city appealed the 5th District Court of Appeal's ruling on Tuesday.

A three-judge appellate panel said the city's red light camera ordinance conflicted with state traffic laws before they were changed in 2010 to allow the cameras.

The Daytona Beach-based 5th District's unanimous decision on July 6 conflicts with a prior ruling by the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami.
That 2-1 opinion upheld red light camera tickets issued in Aventura before new law was passed.

The appeal will not affect motorists cited under the new law, but it could result in quashing earlier fines.

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