Every year, millions of Windsor citizens are being issued penalties for running red or amber lights. Running these lights is also one of the leading causes of accidents on our Canadian roadways, thus there are harsher penalties than a simple traffic ticket.
The red light was created to direct the flow of traffic and keep everyone in unison while driving their vehicles. As most of us depend on these traffic signals to let us know when it is our turn to continue driving and when it is safe to cross an intersection, it is often that people disregard these signals and proceed anyways.
At the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners we represent accident victims in Ontario. Over the years we have gained the knowledge of traffic laws and what it takes to successfully win a verdict or settlement for our clients. Our auto accident lawyers are able to provide our legal service to the Windsor, Ontario and surrounding areas.
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Amber Light Accident Causes
A random poll shows that 97 percent of motorists believe that individuals who run red lights are a hazard to their safety and the safety of others on the road. Furthermore, statistics show that one-third of all drivers know someone that has been injured or killed in an amber light accident. These statistics prove that those who run amber light pose a threat to everyone on our Windsor roadways.
Some common reasons for people running red lights include:
- Failing to recognize changing signal
- Speeding to make the light
- Texting while driving
- Reckless Driving
Unfortunately, the leading cause of automobile accidents is texting while driving. Although it has been deemed illegal, there are still several accidents caused by this negligent act. In addition to causes of red light accidents, there are also several characteristics of individuals who are prone to running these amber lights. These characteristics include:
- Driver inexperience
- Uneducated Drivers
- Drivers in a rush to get somewhere
- Repeat offenders
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident as the result of a negligent act of another individual, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses including; medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. Our lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners believe that when a negligent individual causes harm to another person, they must be held accountable for their actions. Our lawyers will work relentlessly to obtain the maximum compensation possible for our clients.
Amber Light Penalties
When a person is caught running an red light, they will receive a ticket, however this is not the only penalty they will be receiving for this offense. It is believed that this penalty was not harsh enough, so additional penalties were instated in attempts to prevent the running of amber lights. These penalties include:
- Fined up to three hundred and twenty five dollars
- Three demerit points added to license
- A conviction is added to ones driving record for up to three years
- Insurance rates increase
As if these penalties were not harsh enough, there are still individuals who continue to run amber lights. At Greg Monforton and Partners we advise that individuals abide by all traffic laws to keep themselves out of harms way and also to keep others on the road safe. To learn more about amber light penalties, contact us at Greg Monforton and Partners.
Hurt In A Collision? Contact An Experienced Ontario Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured or sustained property damage in a car accident that was caused by a negligent driver running an amber light, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses including; medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and further damages. In some cases, you may have lost a loved one, which could result in a wrongful death lawsuit.
At Greg Monforton and Partners, our team of Windsor injury lawyers and support staff are delighted to protect the rights of our clients, and have a reputation for helping people receive the maximum compensation benefits they may be entitled to obtain.
With our office in Windsor, we are also licensed to practice throughout Ontario including:
To learn more about how we can help you win justice in the court of law, contact us at (866) 320-4770 and a member of our intake team will take the details of your accident and connect you with one of our experienced lawyers to handle your case.