Our clients in the Tampa Bay area occasionally ask us if we can retrieve footage from the intersection cameras as evidence after an automobile accident. These little white cameras on top of traffic lights are not red light cameras, but they also do not record footage that can be retrieved in the future.
So what do they do?
These are traffic monitoring cameras. They exist to help the flow of traffic, and provide a live stream used by traffic engineers, law enforcement, cities, and counties. There is no recorded video from these cameras, just real-time footage.
Some intersections with these cameras have sensors below the road, so if intersections begin getting backed up, the sensors can adjust the timing of traffic lights.
The good news is that even though camera footage cannot be attained and used as evidence, law enforcement and 911 dispatchers can easily respond to an emergency or traffic issue in the intersection, including car accidents.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney at Jones Law Group
Have you been in an accident? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately either put you on the phone with one of our attorneys, or set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you. Call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.
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