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Red Light Cameras
Why Have a Red-Light Safety Camera Program?

Traffic studies show that red-light running is a problem at many intersections throughout Homestead. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states in 2015, over 60 Floridians lost their lives making Florida the 3rd most deadly state in the nation for red-light running crashes. The City of Homestead is committed to the safety of the community and dedicated to reducing red-light violations and their potential for crashes and injuries on our roadways. 

Red-light running is a deadly epidemic. Red-light safety camera programs have proven to reduce the number of red-light running collisions and their associated injuries and fatalities. Over 400 communities in the United States are now using cameras to deter red-light running. 

In Florida, benefits of red-light safety cameras extend beyond public safety and into the world of cutting edge science. The Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act allocates a portion of traffic fines collected from safety cameras to Florida's trauma centers and to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The Miami Project's research into spinal cord and brain injuries has a direct impact on the many victims of motor vehicle accidents that suffer these types of life altering injuries. Find out more here

Public safety is the highest priority of the Homestead Police Department and we believe the red-light safety program will help make our roadways safer for both residents and visitors of our community. These cameras are another way our Department is using technology to improve road safety. 

What is a Red-Light Running Violation?

A red-light running violation occurs when a motorist enters an intersection after the traffic signal has turned red. Motorists already in the intersection when the signal changes to red, waiting to turn for example, are not considered red-light violators.

Right Turn: A red-light violation occurs if the motorist completes the right turn in a non-careful and non-prudent manner. 

Right Turn with ‘No Turn On Red’ sign: A red-light violation occurs when a motorist completes a right turn at the intersection.

How Does the Red-Light Safety Camera Work?

The system activates when motion is detected just prior to the stop bar AFTER the traffic signal has turned red. The cameras capture two images of an alleged violation, taken from the rear of the vehicle. 

The first image shows the vehicle at the white stop bar and the illuminated red light.

The second image shows the violator in the middle of the intersection with the red light illuminated.

The license plate image is a close-up from one of the images captured.

Data, including the time, date, and duration of the yellow and red lights, is also recorded.

Cameras also record a 12-second digital video of the violation, including six seconds prior to and six seconds after running the red light. 

How It Works

What To Do If You Receive a Notice of Violation

Why did I receive this Notice of Violation?

Based upon images captured by a red-light safety camera system and then reviewed by local law enforcement, your vehicle was determined to have committed a red-light violation. As the vehicle owner, the Notice of Violation (NOV) is mailed to you.  View a sample Notice here.

How much is the fine?

The civil penalty for this traffic infraction is $158.00 if the violator pays within sixty (60) days of the postmark date of the NOV. No points will be assessed against your driving record as a result of this infraction. 

What are my options? 

  • Pay the fine
    • Pay Online. Logon to www.ViolationInfo.com by entering your Notice number and PIN number shown in the red box on the front right of your Notice. Click the Pay button. There is a convenience fee of up to 5% of the total fine amount that will be assessed at the time of payment.
    • Pay by Mail. Mail your check or money order, payable to Automated Traffic Control Violation System, in the enclosed envelope along with the coupon printed at the bottom of the notice. Write the Notice number and the license plate number on your check or money order. Do not mail cash. The mailing address is:

City of Homestead, Florida
Payment Processing Center
PO Box 742503
Cincinnati, Oh 45274-2503

    • Pay by Credit Card. Call toll free 1-866-790-4111 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. There is a convenience fee of up to 5% of the total fine amount that will be assessed at the time of payment.

  • Request a Hearing 
    • You may request a hearing in writing within sixty (60) days of the postmark date of the NOV. A Hearing Request Form will be included with the Notice of Violation. The form can be found at www.ViolationInfo.com.  Complete the form and mail it to:

Homestead Police Department
Dangerous Intersection Safety Program
45 NW 1st Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030

  • Submit an Affidavit of Non-Responsibility.
    • You may submit an Affidavit of Non-Responsibility if your vehicle was sold or stolen, or in the care of another individual.  If the vehicle was in the care, custody or control of another person, the Affidavit must be notarized. You may obtain an Affidavit of Non-Responsibility by visiting www.ViolationInfo.com. This Affidavit must be filled out accurately and in its entirety and presented at the time of your hearing. 

What if I was not the driver/owner of the vehicle at the time of the violation? 

You may request a hearing and submit an Affidavit of Non-Responsibility by mail. The Affidavit must be filled out accurately and in its entirety. You may obtain this form either by downloading and printing the form from www.ViolationInfo.com or visiting the Homestead Police Headquarters located at 45 NW 1st Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030, in person.  Bring the completed form with you on your hearing date.

What happens if I ignore the Notice of Violation?

Failure to pay the civil penalty, to request a hearing, or to contest liability prior to the due date on the Notice of Violation will result in the issuance of a Uniform Traffic Citation.  

Have Additional Questions about your Notice of Violation?

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service toll free at 1-866-225-8875.

What Company Provides the Red-Light Safety Camera Program in Homestead?

The City of Homestead contracted with American Traffic Solutions Inc. (ATS), which provides red-light and speed camera enforcement programs for more than 300 communities across North America. More information about ATS is available at www.atsol.com.