Pennsylvania program hopes to reduce red light collisions

State authorities are also committed to driving safety, as evidenced by an ongoing initiative launched by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Called Automated Red Light Enforcement, the nearly $5.5 million in program funds earmarked for 2016 will go to support programs in 18 municipalities across the state.

As the name suggests, this particular initiative targets red light violations. Automated data is used to identify problematic intersections, and automated enforcement will result in fines issued to offending drivers. In fact, those fines supply the funds for the program. Since 2010, about $45.4 million has been raised for the program.

As a law firm that focuses on personal injury lawsuits, we have helped victims of many different types of car accidents. A victim that was hit by a driver running a red light may certainly create an inference of negligence, but it is important to consult with an attorney before accepting a premature settlement offer from the offending driver’s insurance company. An attorney can review any offers and help ensure that victims get the best outcome possible.

If an offer is inadequate, we have the experience to build a strong case in court. The law requires each plaintiff in civil litigation to convince a jury of the defendant’s negligence by a preponderance of the evidence, and we have the experience to interweave that evidence into a compelling narrative involving exhibits and witness testimony.

Source: Fox43.com, “PA municipalities to improve traffic safety with red light enforcement funds,” Paul Smith, May 16, 2016