Belcher Road and Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard is one of the most dangerous intersections in Pinellas County. Partly, because of car accidents after someone ran a red light. But, could someone really run a red light at the same intersection in less than 10 minutes? Yes!
Fox 13 News posted the video of a Clearwater driver who ran a red light Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.’s intersection with Belcher Road and video from the opposite side of the intersection shows the same white car speeding through the red light again, going the other way about eight minutes later. The driver will likely be facing over $300 in fines — each citation carries a $158 statutory penalty.
Expectedly, most Florida car accidents occur at intersection. Many of these crashes occur after a driver ran a red light. Thus, it is important to be extra careful when proceeding through an intersection when your light turns green. Although you could be the safest driver, you could still get seriously injured by someone who is not.
I speak from experience. I was seriously injured in a car accident when I was 16 years because a driver ran a red light on U.S. 19. Had I known then what I know now, I would likely had waited a few extra seconds to make sure everyone was stopping.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t!
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