Violation Definition

City of Miami Springs Florida Official Website


A red-light violation occurs when a vehicle crosses the legal violation point and proceeds through the intersection after the traffic light has turned red. It is NOT a violation if the vehicle has entered the intersection prior to the signal turning red (such as to complete a left hand turn).

In the City of Miami Springs, the point of violation is behind the stop line/bar, which is a line from one side of the street to the opposite side of the street for the same direction of travel prior to the entry of the intersection. If a vehicle crosses this point after the traffic control light has turned red, and continues through the intersection, it is in violation of running the red light.

For right turns during a red light, the driver must make the turn in a careful and prudent manner, making sure the way is clear before turning right (if permissible at a red light). They must yield the right of way to other drivers and must yield to pedestrians attempting to cross in a cross walk.