Alabama Supreme Court rejects lawsuits challenging traffic camera tickets


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By The Associated Press

The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld the dismissal of lawsuits challenging the use of traffic cameras to ticket motorists.

The lawsuits were filed by motorists who received tickets from traffic cameras in Midfield, Center Point and Opelika. The suits challenged the use of automatic traffic-enforcement cameras.

Justices upheld decisions to dismiss the lawsuits. They wrote in one case that the motorists paid the notices of violations without first challenging the legitimacy of the violations under traffic camera laws. They also said the plaintiffs had waited too long to file challenges.

Justices also reversed a Montgomery judge’s decision to not dismiss a lawsuit against the city of Montgomery and a traffic camera company.