The validity of thousands of South Australian red light camera fines has been called into question following a landmark court ruling.

A driver challenged a fine that he received after allegedly passing through an intersection on a red light at Beulah Park.

The driver argued that red light cameras in South Australia are not accurately tested.

According to 9News, the court heard that red light cameras in SA are set using “green lights only,” while those testing the cameras do not wait for vehicles to run red lights.

The court ruled that the testing of red light cameras was not up to SA regulations, now questions linger over the validity of every red light camera fine issued in the state.

Four years ago, courts made a similar finding against hand-held radar guns used by police in SA.

It is unclear whether police are planning on appealing the finding.

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