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VA Car Accident Injury Attorneys: Red Light Cameras Save Lives, Says Study

Best VA car accident injury attorneyDaytona Beach, DeLand, and Holly Hill are preparing to utilize red-light cameras after a new nation-wide study confirms that the devices help save lives.  During a recent five-year period, red-light cameras prevented the death of 159 people in 14 of the largest cities in the country, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Their study posits that if the cameras had been used in all large cities in the U.S. during that time, it would have spared 815 lives in total.  

According to Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood, more people are killed in T-bone accidents caused by red-light runners than any other kind of automobile accident. He continues to report that he has witnessed several such incidents "firsthand."

The study was produced by an Arlington, Virginia (VA) nonprofit, and examined 99 cities with more than 200,000 residents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nearly 50 communities in Florida have signed up, or are already using, red-light cameras as a result of the study.

We applaud this effort in Florida to utilize red-light cameras, and hope that other states will soon follow its example. Running red lights is not only illegal - it can lead to devastating and deadly consequences in motor vehicle accidents. T-boning - or hitting another car parallel - can lead to massive injuries and vehicle damage. Anything that helps prevent these terrible crashes is a step in the right direction.

If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident, contact our auto accident attorneys for a free consultation.


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