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Bill introduced to do away with red light cameras in Florida

Some Florida lawmakers are hoping to get rid of the red light cameras for good.
A South Florida representative filed the bill, which would repeal the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act of 2010.
The law created statewide standards for using cameras to issue tickets to drivers who run red lights.

Channel Three's Jenise Fernandez has more.

When the light turns red, you either stop or smile at the camera and wait for the fine.
That fine in Gulf Breeze is 158 dollars, and the state has already made millions from these red light camera violations.

Red means stop. Green means go. But it's that tricky yellow light that's messing with drivers.

Lauren Clifton is a victim of the red light cameras
She was driving along Highway 98 about to pass Daniel Street when the light turned yellow.
She didn't have time to brake so the flash went off and she got a little present in the mail two months later.

The Gulf Breeze cameras have been a heated debate since they were first put up in Gulf Breeze in 2011.
Representative Mike Hill thinks the  these red light cameras need to be taken down for good.
He believes they're about making money, and not saving lives.
Hill also believes these cameras could hurt tourism in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach.

It's still a lengthy process before anything happens with these red light cameras.
The bill has been filed and will now make its way to the Transportation Committee.
Reporting in Gulf Breeze, Jenise Fernandez, Channel Three News.