The City of Bradenton is currently reviewing the effectiveness of red-light cameras and their impact on the reduction of red-light running accidents. The Bradenton Police Department has recently found that at the 7 intersections in Bradenton that are equipped with red-light cameras, the number of accidents caused by running red-lights remains the same. That is, despite the fact that the number of car accidents in general at those intersections has increased.
According to the Bradenton Police Department, since the cameras were installed in 2009 the number of tickets at those 7 intersections has more than tripled, but the number of red-light running has decreased by only 7%. In fact, the average number crashes due to red-light running is almost the same as before cameras installed, even with the total number of car accidents increasing last year.
The statistics of these accidents occurring at intersections with red-light cameras show how difficult it is to reduce the risk of any type of accident on our roadways. If your loved one has been the victim of a car accident, let the seasoned attorneys at Lancaster & Eure fight on your behalf to recover the damages you and your family deserve. Call us for a free consultation (941) 365-7575, or feel free to contact us online.