Running Red Lights is Dangerous
Federal traffic statistics for 2005, the latest year of available figures, show that 805 fatalities were reported nationwide as a result of motorcycle, automobile and truck drivers who speed through red-lights. This is a common problem throughout Brevard County and is currently being addressed by the City of Palm Bay. In Palm Bay there were 40 traffic crashes in 2007 involving red-light running, according to Palm Bay police. The Palm Bay Police Department reported 458 citations issued to motorist for running red-lights during the same period and one fatality was attributed to the violations.