Red Light Runners

A proposed bill is aiming to stop red light runners. By setting the standard for cameras to be at traffic lights throughout the sunshine state.

The cameras would be put at dangerous intersections, taking a picture of red light runners' license plates. They would later receive a ticket in the mail. The idea for the legislation came after a wreck claimed the life of Mark Wendell.

Wendell died after a car ran a red light and smashed into his vehicle in 2003.

Wendell’s wife Melissa has been pushing the red light law ever since her husband’s death.

Wendell said, “Do I think it’’s going to stop every single person from running a red light? Absolutely not, but if it can stop as many people as possible or curve those bad behaviors, I think it’s my responsible to do that.”

A committee voted to approve the bill. Wendell’s hoping to get the Red Light Law in front of lawmakers in March.


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