Are Red-Light Tickets Another Revenue Source?

The mayor of the southernmost city Key West, Morgan McPherson, says catching red-light runners is a good way to raise revenue during tough times.

The nation's southernmost city, Key West, has considered fining red-light runners. A debate is underway over whether this is an appropriate way to raise revenue or not, and if this measure is backed by law?

""My goal is to find some revenue sources that are on the backs of a user fee -- whether it's creatively using our parking meters or whether it's looking at some of the innovations that could be forced on us anyways by the state with red-light cameras," McPherson said on US1 Radio Tuesday morning.

Some cities, like DeLand in Central Florida, are planning to get around the rule by directing the cameras at Department of Transportation rights of way -- but actually installing the cameras on nearby buildings or trees, according to published reports."

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