Just recently here in Houston, voters voted to remove red light cameras. But the cameras may be saving lives, whether you are on the opposing team it could be your life that a camera may save one day. With the economy, and budget cuts, people are getting laid off and losing their jobs. It is happening everywhere including in the law enforcement fields. The red light cameras are extra man power we do not have. And the lives it saves, can be yours. My mom got hit by someone running a light a couple of years ago, so this is a topic I like to get information to pass along about.
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A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that 113,000 people were injured and 676 were killed in crashes that involved red-light running in 2009 – two-thirds of the victims were pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants of vehicles hit by the red-light runners.
The study also showed that red-light safety cameras helped save more than 150 lives in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities from 2004 to 2008. Had the cameras been operating in all 99 U.S. cities with populations more than 200,000, more than 800 lives could have been saved.
Each time we enter an intersection, our families are at risk of becoming the victim of an accident – whether on foot or in a vehicle. Red light safety cameras help to change driver behavior and reduce the risk to our loved ones, however many people are unaware just how valuable these cameras are to those on the road.
The National Coalition for Safer Roads has created a powerful video, showing just how tragic the consequences of running a red light can be.
You can find the National Coalition for Safer Roads on their website, Twitter and Facebook pages, for more information about this important initiative.
Join the Coalition in spreading this important message. You may save the life of a loved one or spare a family the heartbreak of losing a life to a tragic intersection accident.
***Disclosure-No monetary compensation was received. This is an informational post only.