Speed Cameras Could Soon Be Monitoring And Fining Dade Drivers

You could soon be getting ticketed and fined for speeding, if Dade commissioner Xavier Suarez has his way.

Dade County staff have already contacted camera vendors to inquire about the feasibility of installing speed cameras, according to a memo from mayor Carlos Gimenez. An analysis prepared by county staff suggests that contracting with a camera provider and paying them a commission for each traffic citation issued is the norm for such devices.

At least at first, Suarez wants them installed on the Rickenbacker Causeway, but the report says that mobile cameras could be installed in vans, allowing them to be moved anywhere in the county.

Florida does not have a law regulating speed cameras, and the report states that state lawmakers would need to approve legislation supporting their use.