An article in today's Bradenton Herald states that they will be doing a red light sting in Manatee County on Thursday to try and catch some of the folks that run red lights.
Many people run red lights everyday simply because they are in a hurry or don't want to wait. Many people are also killed each year by people running red lights.
"We are driving a loaded weapon and we have a bigger responsibility than anything when we get in our vehicles. Vehicles don't kill people. People kill people."
"If you're caught running a red light in Manatee County, it could cost about $188 and add three points to your license."
If you think running a red light doesn't matter, read this story!
There is a website, Florida Stops On Red that is helping to keep Florida safe against red light runners. They are trying to get a bill passed. Passage of this life-saving legislation will provide statewide standards and pave the way for Florida communities to adopt, implement and enforce red light photo enforcement programs that will save the lives in your community. The legislation is expected to be heard in committee in early 2008.