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Trooper watching for red light runners.
Trooper watching for red light runners.

The week of August 27 -- September 2, 2005 was declared STOP! RED LIGHT RUNNING WEEK. The Florida Highway Patrol and Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Duval County Community Traffic Safety Team, joined together in an effort to target those motorists who refuse to stop for red lights. This public information, education and enforcement campaign was dedicated to raising public awareness of risks associated with running red lights.

Troopers and Deputies waiting for a call to act.
Troopers and Deputies waiting for a call to act.

Officers from these departments targeted the most dangerous intersections in Jacksonville, according to crash statistics provided by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Each day motorists who ran red lights at these and other intersections and were observed by a law enforcement officer received a traffic citation for a moving violation. A total of 182 citations were issued. Methods to observe the violations included uniformed and plain-clothed officers, motorcycles and unmarked vehicles.


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