Better Think Twice Before You Run That Red Light

Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

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.

Comments (4)

Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent
There is a red light here in Michigan City, and if it turns green I will wait 10 or 15 seconds to roll because of the people that run it all the time
Jan 23, 2008 12:02 AM
Chris Frantz
EDU Real Estate Group - Indianapolis, IN
Running red lights are a very big problem down here in Florida. They need to install the photo cameras across the state.
Jan 23, 2008 12:05 AM
Jean Doyle
RE/MAX House Values - Mount Arlington, NJ
Morris and Sussex NJ Real Estate
I count myself lucky. I haven't noticed this trend in my part of New Jersey
Jan 23, 2008 12:28 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Some cities are installing cameras to assist in identifying those who run red lights. A picture of the license plate is taken and a summons is then mailed out to the address where the car is registered.
Jan 23, 2008 01:29 AM