TONIGHT: Red light camera protest in Tampa

According to 10 News, In Tampa tonight protestors plan to picket red light cameras at intersections in Tampa, Spring Hill, New Port Richey and six other locations around Florida. So-called liberty groups are planning the statewide protest, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The protests are supported by groups like 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 groups.

Opponents argue red light cameras increase crashes and issuing citations violates the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

These groups are also urging their members to contact their state legislators and tell them to support Senate Bill 672 and House Bill 149, which would ban the use of red light cameras in Florida.

Last week, the Tampa City Council voted to install red light cameras at at least 10 of the city’s most dangerous intersections.

Exactly what intersections will get the cameras hasn’t been determined, but the company will most likely look at Tampa Police’s list of the 20 most dangerous intersections.

If you’re caught running a red light, it will cost $158. Read more.

Do you think this will reduce auto accidents risks on the road? Let us know!

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