Running red lights often times lead deadly consequences. As a result, Red light cameras are said to help cut down or prevent such accidents.
A Florida local Channel news 5 Investigation discovered red light cameras are catching more than just every-day drivers running red lights and tracked down how many government workers have been captured on video.
In one instance, seconds after a car makes a turn and seconds after the light turns red, a 40-foot Palm Tran bus rushes through the intersection. The Contact 5 Investigators found this happening time and time again.
“It’s scary,” one local Palm Beach County driver said after viewing the video of the Palm Tran bus running the red light. “It’s really scary a lot of people could have lost their lives because of that.”
A West Palm Beach police officer agrees. “It’s scary thinking a truck that size going through a red light,” officer Ryan Secord said.
The average Palm Tran bus weighs 22,000 pounds and takes longer to stop than a car. “30 feet can be the difference between t-boning a vehicle and hitting another vehicle head on,” Secord said.
WATCH: video above.