Recent statistics on the number of crashes in Kissimmee point to the conclusion that overall camera-enforced red lights do not decrease the number of crashes at some of the busiest intersections in Osceola County. Since 2011, the number of vehicle crashes, especially rear-end collisions, has risen.
Of the ten most dangerous intersections in Kissimmee, six of them are camera enforced. While the severity of these incidents has decreased, the total number has either stayed consistently about the same from 2011 when the cameras were installed, or increased. Many local residents attribute this to the sudden stops persons unfamiliar with the area may make when they realize they are about to run the red light. In fear of receiving a ticket attached to their photos, they often will suddenly brake and cause a rear-end collision.
Because Kissimmee is a popular vacation destination for many families, they are many tourists that visit Kissimmee every year. This high density of out of town drivers, coupled with intersections that could be more clearly marked, pose a very real and dangerous threat to area motorists.
Though some accident victims may have their own actions to blame many others are injured through no fault of their own. They just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Dangerous situations may be an inadvertent result of efforts by law enforcement to curb careless driving. Motorists who are extra cautious in following traffic laws can pose a risk to other drivers who may not be able to anticipate their actions. Cyclists and pedestrians who share the road with drivers may also be at greater risk if drivers are focusing only on looking at the stop light and not at who or what may be sharing their streets with them.
For over 37 years, Florida auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham, P.A. has been assisting Central Florida’s wrongfully injured persons get the compensation their deserve. Contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. at 888-FLA-AUTO (888-352-2886) for more information.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle accident, call toll-free at 1-888-FLA-Auto (1-888-352-2886).
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