The jarring consequences of running a red light have never been clearer than in a newly released red-light running videos from Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables and Miami Springs. This video is shocking, but it shows exactly what happens when a driver refuses to stop on red and instead runs through the red light, and puts innocent people at risk.
In Ft. Lauderdale, a vehicle run the red light nearly six seconds into the red phase shortly after 5 a.m. on April 15 at the intersection of South Federal Highway and state Route 84, north of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. A second car enters the intersection from the right and the two cars violently collide, just behind a pedestrian who runs to avoid one of the spinning vehicles.
Red-light running collisions like the one in this video can be avoided. Our hope this video will convince drivers to evaluate their own behavior on the road, for their sake and the safety of everyone else on the road.
According to a January 2013 survey by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 44 percent of community police departments noticed a reduction in side-impact crashes, 41 percent experienced a reduction in rear-end crashes, and 56 percent reported a total reduction in crashes at red-light camera intersections.