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Public Safety is Our Highest Priority

Why has the City of Fort Lauderdale implemented a Red-Light Safety Camera Program?

Traffic studies show that red-light running is a problem at many intersections throughout Fort Lauderdale. In 2011, over 80 Floridians lost their lives, making Florida the third most deadly state in the nation for red‐light running crashes according to National Highway for Traffic Safety Administration. The City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to the safety of the community and dedicated to reducing red-light violations and their potential for crashes and injuries on our roadways.

In Florida, benefits of red-light safety cameras extend beyond public safety and into the world of cutting edge science. The Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act allocates a portion of traffic fines collected from safety cameras to Florida's trauma centers and to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The Miami Project's research into spinal cord and brain injuries has a direct impact on the many victims of motor vehicle accidents that suffer these types of life-altering injuries.

 

Public safety is the highest priority of the City of Fort Lauderdale and we believe the Red-light Safety Camera Program will help make our roadways safer for both residents and visitors of our community. These cameras are another way the City is using technology to improve public safety.

Effective July 1, 2013, changes were made to the Red-Light Safety Camera Law. The new legislation clarified and enhanced many provisions of the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act.

What is a red-light running violation?

A red-light running violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersection after the traffic signal has turned red. Motorists already in the intersection when the signal changes to red, waiting to turn for example, are not considered red-light violators.

  • Right Turn: A red-light violation occurs if the motorist completes the right turn in a non-careful and non-prudent manner.

  • Right Turn with ‘No Turn On Red’ sign: A red-light vio­lation occurs when a motorist completes a right turn at the intersection.

Where are red-light safety cameras located in the City of Fort Lauderdale?

The intersections using red-light safety technology are listed below. Each intersection is marked clearly with signs.

The Police Department maintains a list of red-light safety camera locations on their site.

How does the Red-Light Safety Camera work?

  • The system activates when motion is detected just prior to the stop bar AFTER the traffic signal has turned red.

  • The cameras capture two images of an alleged violation, taken from the rear of the vehicle.

  • The first image shows the vehicle at the white stop bar and the illuminated red light.

  • The second image shows the violator in the middle of the intersection with the red light illuminated.

  • The license plate image is a close-up from one of the images captured.

  • Data, including the time, date, and duration of the yellow and red lights, also is recorded.

  • Cameras also record a 12-second digital video of the violation, including six seconds prior to and six seconds after running the red light.

  • See a graphic that illustrates how red-light safety cameras work

What to do if you receive a Notice of Violation:

Why did I receive this Notice of Violation?

Based upon images captured by a red-light camera system and then reviewed by local law enforcement, your vehicle was determined to have committed a red-light violation. As the vehicle owner, the Notice of Violation is mailed to you.

How much is the fine?

The civil penalty for this traffic infraction is $158.00 if the violator pays within sixty (60) days of the postmark date of the NOV. No points will be assessed against your driving record as a result of this infraction.

What are my options?

1. Pay the Fine

Pay Online. Logon to www.ViolationInfo.com by entering your Notice number and PIN number shown in the red box on the front right of your Notice. Click the Pay button. There is a convenience fee of up to 5% of the total fine amount that will be assessed at the time of payment.

Pay by Mail. Mail your check or money order, payable to City of Fort Lauderdale, in the envelope that was included with your Notice, along with the coupon printed at the bottom of the notice. Write the Notice number and the license plate number on your check or money order. Do not mail cash. The mailing address is:

City of Fort Lauderdale
Payment Processing Center
PO Box 742527
Cincinnati, OH 45274-2527

Pay by Credit Card. Call toll free 1-866-790-4111 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. There is a convenience fee of up to 5% of the total fine amount that will be assessed at the time of payment.

Pay in Person. You may pay in person by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) at Fort Lauderdale City Hall, located at 100 N. Andrews Avenue or the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, located at 1300 W Broward Boulevard. This will be processed through www.ViolationInfo.com and there is a $4 convenience fee.

2. Request an Administrative Hearing

You may request an Administrative Hearing in writing within sixty (60) days of the date of the NOV. A Hearing Request Form will be included with the Notice of Violation. Complete and mail it as directed. For more information about Administrative Hearings, go to our

Administrative Hearing page.

3. Submit an Affidavit of Non-Responsibility

You may submit an Affidavit of Non-Responsibility if your vehicle was sold or stolen, or in the care of another individual.  If the vehicle was in the care, custody, or control of another person, the Affidavit must be notarized. You may obtain an Affidavit of Non-Responsibility by visiting www.ViolationInfo.com.

What if I was not the driver/owner of the vehicle at the time of the violation?

Per the City of Fort Lauderdale, you may submit an Affidavit of Non-Responsibility by mail. The Affidavit must be filled out accurately and in its entirety. You may obtain this form by downloading and printing the form from www.ViolationInfo.com. Mail the affidavit to:

City of Fort Lauderdale
c/o Intersection Safety Program
PO Box 22091
Tempe, Arizona 85285-2091

What happens if I ignore the Notice of Violation?

Failure to pay the civil penalty, request an Administrative Hearing or to contest liability prior to the due date on the Notice of Violations will result in the issuance of a Uniform Traffic Citation. 

Have additional questions about your Notice of Violation?

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-866-225-8875.

Si necesitas ayuda en Español, favor de llamar al 1-866-225-8875.

What company provides the Red-Light Safety Camera Program in Fort Lauderdale?

The City of Fort Lauderdale has contracted with American Traffic Solutions Inc. (ATS), which provides red-light and speed camera enforcement programs for more than 300 communities across North America.

More information about ATS is available at www.atsol.com.

 

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