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Mesa Car Accidents Potentially Reduced By Traffic Cameras

By Breyer Law Offices on February 21, 2012

Arizona Car Accident CameraAs Mesa car accident attorneys, we know how much traffic cameras bother some drivers. They issue tickets without any sort of public relations attempts and without allowing drivers to share their side of the story. However, they may also help reduce the number of drivers who break the law, such as speeding and running red lights.

They also help police by allowing them to review crash footage when Arizona intersection accidents occur. Recently, the city of Mesa decided to keep the cameras in place for at least two more years, according to AZ Central. However, the city council will continue discussing alternatives in attempt to make the cameras more cost effective.

Mesa Car Accident Information

The high number of Mesa car accidents that occurred in 2005 was what prompted the city council to install the cameras in 2006. At that time, there was more than one traffic fatality per week, totaling 64 fatalities in one year alone. The council put cameras in intersections around schools after one teen was killed by a distracted driver. In total, crashes at intersections with cameras have been cut nearly in half, dropping from 694 in 2005 to 370 in 2010.

Changes to the Mesa Car Accident Camera Program

There will be some changes to the Mesa car accident cameras this year to alleviate some of the complaints from the public. These changes include:

  • More cameras near schools.
  • Allowing public to register complaints or get information about camera-issued tickets.
  • Two cameras will be made available to neighborhoods with speeding complaints.
  • There will be a computer where drivers can review the camera footage.

Mesa Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

If you are injured in a crash, an experienced personal injury attorney can investigate your case, often using cameras just like these, to help determine who was responsible. With the information from these cameras, Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can obtain settlements to pay for your related expenses. However, we also see cases in which drivers are wrongfully issued tickets because of these cameras, and they need someone on their side to fight for their rights. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.

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