Libertarian and tea party groups across Florida on Tuesday plan to protest red light cameras, hoping to rally public support for a bill before the Legislature that would ban their use.
The cameras are controversial but continue to find a way into communities across the state. On Thursday, the Tampa City Council voted them in, along with a $158 ticket.
Critics contend they create accidents and violate the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The protests are being planned by the 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 and 9/12 groups.
Dale Mabry and Waters Avenue, Tampa US 19 and Ridge Road, New Port Richey Old Capitol Museum, Tallahassee Conroy Rd and Vineland RD, Orlando SR A1A & SR 520, Brevard, Cocoa Beach Minton Rd & Palm Bay Rd, Palm Bay Corner of Pine Ridge Road and US41, Naples Spring Hill Drive and Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill A1A and 520 and Eau Gallie and US1, Brevard County