A new legislative proposal by Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes would place greater restrictions on how cities use red-light cameras.
The St. Petersburg Republican, who has been an outspoken critic of the use of the cameras, says they are being used to fill city and county coffers, not improve public safety.
“We’re bringing in 100 million dollars a year, and we can’t look our constituents in the eye and tell them we’re making them any safer, ”he said. “And I think that - that deeply troubles me. It deeply, deeply troubles me,” he said.