VIDEO: Missouri's Top 10 Red-Light Collisions of 2011

Red-light camera vendor American Traffic Solutions just sent along the following video of collisions captured on its Missouri-based cameras this year.

Whether you love the cameras or loathe them (Daily RFT generally falls into the latter camp), the following clip provides ten reasons why blatant red-light running is a serious concern.



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Guest
Guest

In the two accidents from Arnold, one was attributed to the glare from the sun on the windshield, which caused the driver to not see the light.  The other one was due to inattention as the driver was distracted.  I'm sure if you would get the police reports from the other accidents, you would find similar causes.  I wonder if any of them ran the light intentionally?The leading causes of running a red lights are inattention, impairment or being distracted and a red light camera will do nothing to prevent that.

Oh
Oh

It's obvious that in almost all of these incidents the drivers just weren't paying attention. They weren't trying to run the red light, they were probably texting, i.e. the cameras did nothing for safety but did provide us with this awesome video.

Mike N.
Mike N.

This video really needs "Yakety Sax" playing behind it.

Matt Hay
Matt Hay

Those videos prove that the cameras did absolutely nothing to prevent the accidents, but they did make Goldman Sachs owned American Traffic Solutions a boatload of cash.

Your Momma
Your Momma

That's the worst? 

Anyway... show me the science showing red light cameras being the cause for reducing serious injury red light accidents. 

KITTY
KITTY

Those red light runners need to be critically injured or killed for doing such things. But not the innocent people they hit.  The more the merrier. Then perhaps people would follow the rules and drive safely..yea, in our dreams. And for those fucking idiots who text and drive, a one way ticket to the funeral home would be just what the doctor ordered.

Bravecop
Bravecop

Damn Matt, your pretty short sighted

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, that first one was absolutely brutal. Just think of what would've happened if the camera wasn't there.

RETIRED1
RETIRED1

Another crazy posting from Kitty! Berger's blog isn't enough for you to spout your craziness?!

KITTY
KITTY

You are  just pissed off because I made you out to be a fool regarding the Cohen's and Central Hardware. My facts were 100% correct.  Like I said, change your Depends and stop whining. I smell your bullshit from here!

ColinSTL
ColinSTL

Never fails--KITTY says something, someone else challenges him on maybe, uh, he many not be right, and next thing you know, KITTY either points the finger at his challenger or throws a cyber tantrum.  Sorry big guy, but I'm not impressed.  Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays!

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