Accidents are down 30 percent at Tampa intersections with red-light cameras, the Tampa Tribune said in a recent editorial. The number of people getting tickets for running red lights also is decreasing, and many credit the cameras for changing driving habits for the better.
Florida officials say that red-light cameras are making a positive difference statewide, as well. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles surveyed 73 local jurisdictions.
“With regard to crash data, the most common outcome was a decrease in rear-end and side-impact crashes,” a report on the survey said. “Agencies reported that in addition to the decrease in total crashes, traffic safety improved throughout the jurisdiction as drivers were more cautious when approaching all intersections.”
Over a year, almost a million tickets were given out for people running through red lights at 400 intersections.
If you were hurt in an accident in Florida in which another driver ran a red light or drove recklessly, you could be eligible for compensation. Once your medical condition is taken care of, you should think about talking to an experienced Florida car accident attorney.
The Disparti Law Group, P.A., of Tampafocuses on personal injury cases. We have been representing accident victims for more than 30 years, and we can help you get the money damages you deserve.
Because we work on contingency, we don’t get paid unless you recover money.
Call us today at 866-596-7638 or contact us through our online form. Personal injury lawsuits must be filed within a short period of time, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
The Disparti Law Group, P.A., assists victims of personal injury accidents in Tampa, Holiday, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Land O’Lakes, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and surrounding areas.