If you’re a New Jersey driver, you’ve probably noticed red light cameras installed at some busy intersections. These cameras were installed to help reduce traffic accidents and careless driving. However, a new study shows that the number of accidents has actually increased at these intersections. Rear-end collisions, in particular, have increased by 20 percent. This could be because drivers who see the cameras are more likely to slam on their breaks to avoid a ticket.
If these cameras are doing more harm than good, lawmakers will have to decide whether or not to keep them. In the meantime, it’s a good idea to be more careful than usual at NJ intersections. Always obey traffic lights and stop signs. Never speed up to make a light or slam on your brakes when there is a vehicle directly behind you. You may end up avoiding a serious intersection accident.
Even if you use caution at NJ intersections, there will always be other drivers on the road who make unsafe choices. If a careless driver causes you to be hurt in a NJ car accident, you should get in touch with a skilled Morristown car accident lawyer. You may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages. Manfred Ricciardelli will help determine liability for the crash and hold the at-fault driver accountable for your losses. He understands your rights and he will fight to protect them. For a free consultation, contact us today at 973-285-1100.