In many areas around the United States, local governments are installing traffic cameras around their communities’ traffic lights. Though their primary purpose is to catch drivers running red lights, traffic cameras can be helpful in determining fault in an auto accident.
Obtaining the video as evidence may be a difficult task, however. If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident, and you are trying to prove that the other driver was at fault, contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
The Benefits of Traffic Cameras
Traffic cameras typically have motion-sensing devices that allow them to record only when a vehicle is near. In most cases, a camera can detect a driver’s full journey through an intersection and will record the entire scene.
Studies have shown that the existence of these cameras has helped to reduce the number of drivers running red lights, which is ultimately increases the safety of all drivers at intersections. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to notice the presence of traffic cameras and run red lights anyway.
Luckily, these drivers may be held accountable for their actions, as video from the traffic cameras in the area will have captured the sequence of events. In some cases, this footage may prove useful for accident victims who hope to win compensation from reckless drivers.
Traffic cameras may make it easier to determine fault in auto accidents. If you or your loved one is trying to prove that the other driver was at fault in your auto accident, contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.