Last week, we reported about American Traffic Solutions’ new legal nightmare in Florida in an article titled “RED LIGHT: ATS Future Uncertain in Florida:”
The headlines say it all. Miami Herald: “Legal challenges mount for Florida’s red-light cameras.” Daytona Beach News-Journal: “Red-light camera lawsuit looms.” Naples News: “[Suit claims] red-light cameras are unconstitutional.”
What’s most interesting is how American Traffic Solutions is risking so much in Florida. Their arch-rival, Redflex, never known for shying away from legally-questionable but potentially lucrative contracts, has avoided Florida like the plague:
“Legal opinions indicate that automated enforcement in the state of Florida remains illegal,”
That’s according to Redflex’s filing with the Australian Securities Exchange.
While there may not be honor among thieves, even a dumb crook knows when to mitigate risk.
ATS, clearly, does not.