Red Light Camera Program
According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), nearly two million crashes occur in intersections annually. In 2014, red-light running resulted in 709 fatalities and an estimated 126,000 injuries. More than half of those killed were pedestrians, bicyclists, and people in other vehicles who were hit by red light runners.
A 2016 study by the IIHS showed that intersections with red-light cameras showed a decrease in red-light running crashes by 21%, and 14% fewer fatal crashes of all types at signalized intersections. With the re-implementation of the Red Light Camera Program in Pembroke Pines, our overall goal is to increase the overall safety of our roadways for drivers, pedestrians, and other roadway users.
How it Works
This program, run in partnership with the Pembroke Pines Police Department and Redflex Traffic Solutions, Inc., utilizes cameras with dual-radar technology to capture instances of vehicles crossing the stop bar of an intersection after the traffic signal has turned red. Red-light cameras capture a vehicle's data, including video and high-resolution still images, which are then reviewed by an officer or certified civilian employee with the PPPD.
You can find a list of all of the current red light camera intersection locations here.
Once an incident is captured by the cameras, the violation is reviewed by the PPPD. If a violation is confirmed to have taken place, a Notice of Violation (N.O.V.) is issued and mailed to the current listed address of the registered owner of the vehicle. Violations can be viewed via PhotoNotice by inputting your citation number and city code (PEMFL) found on your N.O.V..
- Once a Notice of Violation is issued, the violator has 60 days to respond by the following:
- Pay fine of $158; no points added to license
- Request a Hearing – If Violation is upheld in court, the violator will be responsible for payment of $158 plus court fees not to exceed $250. The violator can cancel their request for a hearing by paying the fine amount of $158 plus an additional $50 administrative/cancellation fee.
- If the violator is found liable and does not pay the fine amount by the due date set forth by the Hearing Officer, the PD can issue a registration hold on their vehicle.
- Submit an Affidavit naming another individual as the driver of the vehicle – If an affidavit is submitted and approved by the PD, the original Notice of Violation is dismissed and a new Notice of Violation is issued.
- The Uniform Traffic Citation will be issued via certified mail to the current listed address of the registered owner of the vehicle.
- The violator has 30 days to respond by the following:
- Pay fine of $263
- Request a Hearing – If the citation is upheld in court, the violator will be responsible for the payment of the initial $263 fine, plus additional court fees
- Submit an Affidavit naming another individual as the driver of the vehicle - If an affidavit is submitted and approved by the PD, the original Uniform Traffic Citation is dismissed and a new Notice of Violation is issued.
- If the violator fails to respond to the Uniform Traffic Citation, the court will issue a license suspension until the fine is paid in full.
Members of our Red Light Camera Unit will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding a violation.
Office Hours: 8AM to 6PM, Monday through Thursday
Phone: 954-885-6072 or 954-885-6074 or 954-885-6076