Stoplight Cameras: Money Grab or Public Safety?Posted May 15, 2018 in Automobile Accidents, Firm News, Personal Injury
After years of conflicting rulings from the state appeals court, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that Florida’s red-light cameras are completely legal. Supporters say they promote public safety, while detractors say it is a money grab for local governments. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ annual report found that crashes have increased at intersections with cameras installed.
Many believe that the cameras do nothing for public safety and do not stop deadly drivers. When you are in an accident, as a law firm, we are able to view those cameras to see what happened during your accident to get a better understanding of your case. The cameras don’t prevent these crashes but they do help memorialize them.
Unfortunately, most residents are unhappy with the camera systems. Some cities have found that the cameras do lose money and cite locals hundreds of dollars in fines. What are your thoughts on the stoplight cameras? Do you think they are beneficial to public safety or a money grab for the government?