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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL
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F.S. 316.0776
316.0776 Traffic infraction detectors; speed detection systems; placement and installation.
(1) Traffic infraction detectors are allowed on state roads when permitted by the Department of Transportation and under placement and installation specifications developed by the Department of Transportation. Traffic infraction detectors are allowed on streets and highways under the jurisdiction of counties or municipalities in accordance with placement and installation specifications developed by the Department of Transportation.
(2)(a) If the department, county, or municipality installs a traffic infraction detector at an intersection, the department, county, or municipality shall notify the public that a traffic infraction device may be in use at that intersection and must specifically include notification of camera enforcement of violations concerning right turns. Such signage used to notify the public must meet the specifications for uniform signals and devices adopted by the Department of Transportation pursuant to s. 316.0745.
(b) If the department, county, or municipality begins a traffic infraction detector program in a county or municipality that has never conducted such a program, the respective department, county, or municipality shall also make a public announcement and conduct a public awareness campaign of the proposed use of traffic infraction detectors at least 30 days before commencing the enforcement program.
(3) A speed detection system authorized by s. 316.008(9) may be placed or installed in a school zone on a state road when permitted by the Department of Transportation and in accordance with placement and installation specifications developed by the Department of Transportation. The speed detection system may be placed or installed in a school zone on a street or highway under the jurisdiction of a county or a municipality in accordance with placement and installation specifications established by the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation must establish such placement and installation specifications by December 31, 2023.
(a) If a county or municipality places or installs a speed detection system as authorized by s. 316.008(9), the county or municipality must notify the public that a speed detection system may be in use by posting signage indicating photographic or video enforcement of the school zone speed limits. Such signage shall clearly designate the time period during which the school zone speed limits are enforced using a speed detection system and must meet the placement and installation specifications established by the Department of Transportation. For a speed detection system enforcing violations of s. 316.1895 or s. 316.183 on a roadway maintained as a school zone, this paragraph governs the signage notifying the public of the use of a speed detection system.
(b) If a county or municipality begins a school zone speed detection system program in a county or municipality that has never conducted such a program, the respective county or municipality must make a public announcement and conduct a public awareness campaign of the proposed use of speed detection systems at least 30 days before commencing enforcement under the speed detection system program and must notify the public of the specific date on which the program will commence. During the 30-day public awareness campaign, only a warning may be issued to the registered owner of a motor vehicle for a violation of s. 316.1895 or s. 316.183 enforced by a speed detection system, and liability may not be imposed for the civil penalty under s. 318.18(3)(d).
(c) A county or municipality that operates one or more school zone speed detection systems must annually report the results of all systems within the county’s or municipality’s jurisdiction by placing the report required under s. 316.1896(16)(a) as a single reporting item on the agenda of a regular or special meeting of the county’s or municipality’s governing body. Before a county or municipality contracts or renews a contract to place or install a speed detection system in a school zone pursuant to s. 316.008(9), the county or municipality must approve the contract or contract renewal at a regular or special meeting of the county’s or municipality’s governing body.
1. Interested members of the public must be allowed to comment regarding the report, contract, or contract renewal under the county’s or municipality’s public comment policies or formats, and the report, contract, or contract renewal may not be considered as part of a consent agenda.
2. The report required under this paragraph must include a written summary, which must be read aloud at the regular or special meeting, and the summary must contain, for the same time period pertaining to the annual report to the department under s. 316.1896(16)(a), the number of notices of violation issued, the number that were contested, the number that were upheld, the number that were dismissed, the number that were issued as uniform traffic citations, and the number that were paid and how collected funds were distributed and in what amounts. The county or municipality must report to the department that the county’s or municipality’s annual report was considered in accordance with this paragraph, including the date of the regular or special meeting at which the annual report was considered.
3. The compliance or sufficiency of compliance with this paragraph may not be raised in a proceeding challenging a violation of s. 316.1895 or s. 316.183 enforced by a speed detection system in a school zone.
History.s. 8, ch. 2010-80; s. 3, ch. 2023-174.