light violations are among the most common causes of motor vehicle
collisions and often result in fatalities and injuries. In Florida,
red light running accounts for at least 100 fatalities and
more than 6,300 injuries every year. In 2007, there were more
than 525 red light running crashes in the City of Orlando. To
combat the problems of running red lights in the City of Orlando,
the City has launched “Orlando Stops,” an automated red light
enforcement system designed to reduce the occurrences of accidents,
injuries and fatalities resulting from violating red traffic lights.
The “Orlando Stops” program is designed
first and foremost to ensure the safety of citizens. Because of the
increased risks to the general public caused by running red lights,
the City has implemented this automated red light enforcement system
at intersections throughout the City of Orlando. Enforcement begins
on September 1.