To ensure that no one gets away from traffic violations, some states in the USA are putting cameras at some major highway intersections. They strategically attached these surveillance devices at the top of traffic lights for a better view of the road. This is done so that traffic officers can take your picture as you go through a red light, regardless if it’s intended or not and send it to your place. Concerned groups and various organizations from different states implemented this to significantly cut down on traffic accidents that happen yearly and to impose proper traffic rules to motorists.
For example, a certain driver of a car violated a traffic rule. He did not stop on the red light, because he’s trying to catch up on another business appointment. Whether you come from different meeting venues and got loads of other meetings in line, it does not change the fact that you commit a traffic violation. There were no officers on duty during the incident but because of the 24/7 surveillance cameras, the exact incident was caught on tape. After a thorough review of the footage, the ticket will be sent to residential address of the driver who committed the violation. Possible, it may not have a good and clear picture of the driver that went through the traffic light especially when it’s captured at night. Will the drive be able make an appeal? The answer is yes. Like any ticket, you can exercise your right to equal justice.
One of the good things that have come out from the cameras located on top of the traffic lights is the fact that traffic violation and violators alike are easily identified. Furthermore, should there be an unexpected vehicular accident, then there could be a chance that a video or image was taken of it. This may also help in filing claims from your auto insurance company. Footages are strong evidences that can be presented in court. Younger drivers will have more sense of responsibility on the road knowing that any move they make can be caught and monitored. In the long run, this can extremely help in lowering down traffic accidents that commonly happen at intersections.
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