In Clay County’s Green Cove Springs, the police department is installing cameras at three intersections plagued by people running red lights. The cameras are designed to photograph the license plates of vehicles running a red light. The camera footage will also be available in the event a car accident occurrs at the intersections.
The Green Cove Springs Police Department reports that there is an average of thirty people who run the red light at the intersection of U.S. 17 and State Road 16 alone. The City of Jacksonville is planning to install similar cameras in Duval County later this year.
As injury attorneys practicing in both Clay and Duval Counties, we see many accidents caused by drivers running red lights. These car accidents cause some of the worst personal injuries as an oncoming car usually has little opportunity to avoid a head-on or “t-bone” collision. Hopefully, these cameras will deter people from running red lights and will decrease the number of accidents.
Please contact our Jacksonville auto accident lawyers for a free consultation if you have been injured in a car wreck.