Jupiter Island resident and golf legend, Greg Norman, has reportedly escaped the punishment of a red light traffic camera ticket in Palm Beach County, Florida, by claiming that he was not driving his vehicle on the day of the alleged infraction, and reporting the person who was allegedly driving. Full Story found here.
As discussed in my previous article, Red Light Traffic Tickets in Florida, one of the defenses to a red light camera ticket is that the owner of the vehicle was not driving during the infraction. Under Florida Statute Section 316.0083, a “notice of violation” is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle that has allegedly run a red light – thus, if the owner claims that another person was actually driving the vehicle when the offense occurred, he or she may have a viable defense to the ticket. However, in order to claim the defense, the owner of the vehicle has to submit an affidavit that includes the name, address, date of birth, and, if known, the driver license number of the person the owner is claiming had control of the motor vehicle at the time of the violation.
Casey Reiter is an associate attorney at Stuart R. Manoff & Associates, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida, practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and Marital Law.