Officials have posted a video of a horrific NJ intersection accident involving a car running through a red light. According to Suburban News, the collision occurred at Locust Street and Westfield Avenue in Roselle Park where red light safety cameras were recently installed. The video clearly shows a vehicle failing to slow down while running through a red light. The vehicle is then shown broadsiding another vehicle, causing it to spin out of control. Officials hope that the installation of the traffic cameras and the release of the video will help prevent these types of accidents from happening in the future.
Officials say that red light running violations have decreased 47 percent at the intersection featured in the video since the red light safety program began. The authorities believe that the program is working because 94 percent of the drivers who have been issued a citation since the program’s inception have not received a second citation.
Under N.J.S.A. 39:4-81: “The driver of every vehicle, the motorman of every street car and every pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto, placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer.” Drivers who fail to obey traffic control devices may be held civilly liable for the damages they cause.
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