The purpose of red-light cameras, ostensibly, is to change the behavior of drivers who would otherwise likely run lights at certain dangerous intersections. These cameras can help prove your car accident case when there are different and equally-as-likely versions of who caused the accident. In the case where my injured client comes to me certain that they had the right-of-way, I want all the evidence available to prove that assertion. In Hallandale, traffic cameras are operated by American Traffic Solutions (ATS) who charge $87.50 for the first 15 minutes of footage and $20.00 for additional 15-minute windows. This charge is per camera, not per location. Lets say you are at the particularly car-accident prone intersection of US-1 and E. Hallandale Beach Blvd. That intersection happens to have two cameras – one facing northbound and another southbound. You (or your Hallandale car accident lawyer) would have to pay twice for the same time frame.
Footage is only kept for 30 days and ATS requires two forms to be filled out – one by the Hallandale Beach Police Department and the second by the person requesting the information with the camera location/date/time details. These forms are available on our car accident injury page.