South Beach Accommodation Tips: Miami Red light Cameras

South Beach Accommodation Tips: Miami Red light Cameras

red-light-cameraMunicipalities throughout Florida and more specifically have increased their surveillance on drivers by installing red light cameras at numerous intersections. Miami red light cameras were installed after numerous studies showed photo enforcement significantly reduce violations as well as reduced intersection injury crashes.

Miami red light cameras were also installed in Miami Beach in order to catch violators and to discourage drivers from running red lights near South Beach accommodations and pedestrians. Of course photo enforcement is not a replacement for Miami Beach police officers whose significant presence is obvious throughout the streets of Miami Beach.

Miami Red Light Cameras: Enforcement Criteria
Miami Beach Police Department uses to criteria below to determine whether a violation has occurred. This criteria is the same criteria used throughout the State of Florida to enforce red light camera laws.

Miami Red light camera Infractions:
    • If a vehicle crosses the intersection when the light is red or flashing red.
    • If a vehicle does not stop at the intersection or turns right on a red light.
    • If vehicle fails to stop at the intersection and makes a left turn on a red light.

Miami Red light camera Non-Infractions:
    • If vehicle is already in intersection when the light is yellow or turns red or flashing red light.
    • If vehicle comes to a complete stop before making a right turn on a red light.
    • If vehicle is in intersection to make a left turn and the light turns yellow

Miami red light cameras record the date, time, location, and speed of a vehicle and includes this information on the Notice of Infraction that violators will receive through the mail. Car rental companies will of course forward the violation and fine to the drivers of the vehicle. If a vehicle fails to come at a complete stop at the intersection after the light turns red they will also receive a video clip of the incident with the Notice of Infraction.

Below is a list of locations for Miami red light cameras that will be useful to guests staying in our South Beach accommodations that may be driving while visiting Miami Beach.

Miami Red Light Cameras in South Beach
Washington Ave. at 17th St. – Eastbound
Washington Ave at 17th St. – Southbound
Washington Ave. and Dade Blvd. - Eastbound
Chase Ave. and Alton Rd. – Northbound
Dade Blvd. and 23rd St. – Westbound
Alton Rd. and 17th St. – Westbound

Miami Red Light Cameras in Miami Beach
63rd St. and Indian Creek Dr. – Southbound
41st St. and Prairie Ave. – Northbound
71st St. and Indian Creek Dr. – Northbound