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Troopers Roger Thomas and Jack Franks observe red light running in Jacksonville.
Troopers Roger Thomas and Jack Franks
observe red light running in Jacksonville.

The week of August 6 – 12, 2006, was declared STOP! RED LIGHT RUNNING WEEK. Florida Highway Patrol troopers in Troop G targeted motorists who refused 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. During 2004, there were 96 fatal crashes and 6,341 injury crashes related to red light running. Another 1,328 property-damage only crashes occurred as well.

Trooper is ready to ride.

Beginning Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11, Troop G troopers targeted the most dangerous intersections according to crash statistics. Each day motorists who ran red lights at these and other intersections were ticketed with a moving violation, which carries a fine of $183.50 and three points assessed against the driver's record. Methods to observe the red light violations included uniformed and plain-clothed officers, motorcycles, and unmarked vehicles.


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