Written by: Allan L Ziffra, Esq.
It’s not difficult to find some of the most dangerous street intersections in Flagler and Volusia counties, just look up. There could be a red-light camera there.
So far, Daytona Beach, Holly Hill and Palm Coast are the only cities in the two counties that have erected red-light cameras, but others are considering it. DeLand will turn them on by late August. But the car crash attorneys at Rue & Ziffra expect to see more.
In Daytona Beach, the cameras are at Bellevue Avenue and Nova Road, International Speedway Boulevard and Nova, Mason Avenue and Nova, ISB and Indigo Drive, ISB and George Engram Boulevard, ISB and Ridgewood Avenue, and ISB and Clyde Morris Boulevard. The city is considering adding more.
In Holly Hill, the cameras are at Nova Road and Flomich Street, and Ridgewood Avenue and Flomich. More cameras are planned at intersections of LPGA Boulevard and Nova Road, LPGA Boulevard and Ridgewood Avenue, and Mason Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue.
In Palm Coast, the cameras are at Cypress Point Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway, Interstate 95 and Palm Coast Parkway, Old Kings Road and Palm Coast Parkway, and Palm Coast Parkway NW and Belle Terre Parkway.
In DeLand, the cameras are at International Speedway Boulevard and Woodland Boulevard, International Speedway Boulevard and Amelia Avenue, and Woodland Boulevard and Taylor Road. However, in the past, city police have identified Woodland Boulevard and Orange Camp Road as DeLand’s most dangerous intersection. That could be one of the ones added later as that is what city officials plan to do.
You can also find some of the most dangerous intersections elsewhere in the two counties, according to a report required by the Federal Highway Administration. Volusia County officials identified as dangerous intersections Saxon Boulevard and Enterprise Road in Orange City with 36 crashes; Saxon and the Interstate 4 onramp in Deltona, 34 crashes; Enterprise Road and I-4 onramp in Orange City, 31 crashes; and Howland and Elkcam boulevards in Deltona, 28 crashes.
In that same report, Flagler County officials identified Palm Coast Parkway and Old Kings Road, where there already are red-light cameras, with 47 crashes.
One of the early developments with red-light cameras in Volusia and Flagler counties is that they aren’t generating as much revenue as expected. It could be that people are more aware of the cameras and are more careful going through those intersections. That also could lead to the intended effect of red-light cameras – cutting down on the number of crashes, especially ones that cause injuries and fatalities.
Car crash attorneys at Rue & Ziffra hope you will learn where these intersections are located, but remember all intersections can be dangerous. All it takes is one careless driver to cause major problems for you.
Always remember that the car crash attorneys at Rue & Ziffra are available 24 hours a day to consult with you on your rights if you are in an auto accident.
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