Running a red light can have a number of repercussions, and this YouTube video shows several reasons why.
It was posted by American Traffic Solutions and shows how a car ran a red light at a busy Roselle Park, N.J, intersection a few days ago. It not only clipped another car, but rammed into a pole, then flew into the air, and later caught on fire.
Reports say the 29-year-old driver sustained minor injuries and was arrested for DWI. No one else was hurt. Roselle Park Police Chief Paul Morrison told NBC New York: "I want people to realize what can happen when someone runs a red light. By showing this video, we hope people will realize running red lights can have..."
In Aliso Viejo, traffic accidents caused by drivers running red lights have been on the minds of many citizens lately.
Just last Saturday, left multiple people injured and blocked a portion of Aliso Viejo Parkway for nearly two hours.
Although the cause of the accident is still being investigated by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, the intersection is light-controlled so one of the vehicles could have run a red light, causing the accident.
One Patch reader, Shana Martin, thought the intersection "seems to be very dangerous," while another, Troy, blamed the City Council for "poorly planned streets and intersections."
However, reader Karen Dutcher said there was nothing wrong with the intersection, just careless drivers. "We get too comfy and start to think it could never happen to us," she wrote. "There is no reason to change anything in that intersection...be responsible. That simple."