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BBPD shares red-light camera violations on FB

Posted at 11:34 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 05:35:11-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla-- It's a video that grabs your attention, or at least, should make you pay attention.
That's what the Boynton Beach Police Department hopes the video does.

The department posted startling video Wednesday on it's Facebook page showing a car running a red-light and nearly crashing into several other cars in the intersection.

The video was captured on one of the city's 15 red-light cameras at the intersection of Boynton Beach and Seacrest boulevards.

"I do see that kind of thing happening especially at that spot quite often," said driver Micah Lee. "That it's dangerous. That's the first thing that comes to my mind."

The department has started posting these chilling videos regularly to drive home an important message.

The post says, "we hope that these videos create a constructive dialogue about the dangers of distracted driving."

For Charles Roy, it's a topic that hits close to home.

"Actually it happened on New Year's Eve, and there were four children in the car," said Roy.

He says he had loved ones t-boned after a driver ran a red light. Luckily no one was severely injured.

"I hope people would take more consideration… take more time in life and stop running red lights," said Roy.

While not everyone loves the ideas of red-light cameras, the drivers we spoke with say agree that sharing these videos on Facebook will hopefully make people think twice.

"Absolutely, it's a benefit for everyone in society. Take the time and look at it on Facebook," said Roy.

There was a period over the summer that the cameras were technically not in operation, however, the red light cameras in Boynton Beach are back on.  If you get caught it is a $158 fine.