The city of Hallandale, which is just south of Fort Lauderale in Broward County, is hoping that installing red-light cameras at busy and dangerous intersections will, in the words of Police chief Tom Magill, “reduce the risk of injuries to our citizens,” by reducing, if not preventing, car accidents.
The City Commission gave initial approval to install such cameras at various intersections, including the intersection of Hallandale Beach Boulevard with Dixie Highway, Sixth and Eighth Avenues. Violators of the ordinance will face a fine, but would not be subjected to points on their drivers licenses.
Given the number of drivers who try to “time” or beat yellow lights, putting everyone else on the road at risk, we applaud the City’s effort to reduce dangerous inter-sectional car accidents. It seems this is a growing trend among cities, which we certainly hope continues.