American Traffic Solutions Safety, a red light company, published a video with a compilation of the worst red light runners in the state of Florida in 2016. “Every day, in the United States, drivers running red lights cause an average of two fatalities and more than 340 injuries,” said to Fox 13 Liz Caracciolo, General Manager of the firm.
The video shows cars running red lights, narrowly missing other cars or crashing into them, flipping, and even coming close to pedestrians and bicyclists. ATS says the cameras are helping to make the roads safer, arguing red-light running deaths have gone down 20% in cities with cameras.
In September, the city of Tampa renewed its contract with ATS to keep the cameras through 2018. However, cities like St. Pete, Temple Terrace and Gulfport have all nixed their programs. Some critics argue the cameras actually do little to reduce crashes.