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, TampaUS 19 and Ridge Road, New Port RicheyOld Capitol Museum, TallahasseeConroy Rd and Vineland RD, OrlandoSR A1A & SR 520, Brevard, Cocoa BeachMinton Rd & Palm Bay Rd, Palm BayCorner of Pine Ridge Road and US41, NaplesSpring Hill Drive and Mariner Blvd, Spring HillA1A and 520 and Eau Gallie and US1, Brevard County