We’ve all been in this situation before: You stop at an intersection because you have a red light. The light turns green, and the driver going the opposite direction just keeps driving, despite the fact that their light is red. Red-light runners are very common. Many people who run red lights don’t cause accidents, but some cause accidents because other drivers just can’t react quickly enough.
The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients who have been hit by a red-light runner. Our offices are conveniently located in nearby Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or video call. You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.
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Did you know that a national campaign to stop red-light runners showed that Arizona is the leader in red light runner accidents? Approximately 7,500 people are injured yearly in Arizona by a red-light runner, with about 80 fatalities throughout the state.
There are a few different ways to know if someone ran a red light. If there was no accident, then either the driver will get away with it, or will be captured by a red-light camera and possibly issue a ticket. However, if an accident did occur, it’s important to know who ran the red light to establish fault. Sometimes, the person who caused the accident will admit they ran the red light.
Other times, they will swear that it was green. If this is the case, the police will try to find out if they did actually run the red light. They will do this through talking to impartial eyewitnesses, looking at the footage of any store that has cameras and could capture the accident, and looking at red light cameras that record footage.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while red light cameras decrease front to side collisions by about 25% (T-bone collisions), they increased rear end collisions by about 15%. Even though the number of rear-end accidents increased, rear-end accidents are much less likely to cause serious injuries or fatalities, which means red-light cameras have a net positive impact.
Yes, because Arizona has higher than average red-light runners, there are cameras at many intersections. Cities across the state have reported fewer auto accidents as a result. However, the cameras are unpopular and are considered just revenue generators for cities.
19 cities in Arizona have red-light cameras but only six cities actively use them and as of 2021, Phoenix City Council is banning red-light cameras. The red-light cameras in Phoenix are located at the following intersections:
35th Avenue & Cactus Road
35th Avenue & Glendale Avenue
16th Street & Jefferson Street
Tatum Boulevard & Thunderbird Road
67th Avenue & McDowell Road
Central Avenue & McDowell Road
53rd Avenue & Indian School Road
50th Street & Ray Road
7th Street & Bell Road
12th Street & Camelback Road
35th Avenue & McDowell Road
24th Street & Thomas Road
Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe all use photo enforcement, Gilbert doesn’t. The East Valley Photo Enforcement cameras and vans are as follows:
Tempe has 20 red-light cameras at various intersections.
Chandler has 11 red-light cameras at various intersections.
Mesa has 30 red-light cameras at various intersections.
Scottsdale has 9 red-light cameras at various intersections.
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At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including those from red-light runner accidents in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.
If you have been in a red-light runner accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.