In some areas, security cameras can be seen as a driver or pedestrian approaches an intersection. Most often times the intersection is considered a high traffic intersection or a dangerous intersection. By placing the security cameras at these intersections, it is easy for authorities to determine specifics on traffic related accidents, or injuries. In some cases, the security cameras actually slow drivers down.
The security cameras at different intersections, allow the determination of how an accident occurred, who was at fault, or what happened prior to the accident, as well as if the accident involves a hit and run situation, often times the tag number is recorded.
To some people, they don’t feel as if security cameras should be placed at intersections. However, what should it matter if they are not breaking the law or doing something wrong? Then they should have nothing to be concerned about. Yet, with this in mind, these same people could be involved in a traffic accident where a security camera is located and it be determined as not being their fault.
In any case, these people can’t have it both ways. Security cameras are put at these intersections for a reason. Not only to protect drivers and pedestrians, but to also obtain information on vehicles involved in traffic accidents and then leave the scene. These security cameras appear at intersections with a high volume of traffic and can become congested during certain hours of the day.
This could also reduce the number of 911 calls that would initially flood the security boards at the local police departments when an accident does occur at specific intersections. If the security cameras are set into place police and emergency vehicles can be dispatched to the intersection in many cases a lot faster.
Security cameras at intersections can also prove effective if police officials are in pursuit of someone who has broken the law, and they are picked up on the security cameras, this allows dispatchers to possibly aid in the pursuit and the stopping of the vehicle. However, this is still in a very new process and in a lot of smaller towns and cities there are no security cameras at intersections. They are being seen in bigger towns and cities across the United States. But it is a concept that is catching on quickly, and I believe we will see security cameras at intersections in more places as time goes on.
Authorities agree it is easier to determine the true fault of an accident, as to having to chase down witnesses and others who were at the intersection where the accident occurred. In fact, a lot of people won’t come forth and say what they seen. They don’t want to be witnesses, therefore making it even more difficult for authorities.
With these security cameras in place at intersections, they often times can get tag numbers as well as see the actual accident through recorded images and still images from the security cameras. It can only help traffic and the accidents that occur at the intersections.