• Accident Causes

    I-24 Wreck Caused by Stolen Parked Vehicle

    Rutherford County (January 15, 2020) –  New details have emerged regarding a three-car accident that closed the eastbound lanes of I-24 for most of the morning last Monday. 

    Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that the vehicle that caused the crash, a parked truck that was sitting on the highway, was stolen. Two other vehicles were involved in collisions when they attempted to avoid the parked truck. Both were run off the road and one was overturned in the incident. Multiple injured victims were transported to local hospitals.

    A passenger inside the allegedly stolen car fled the scene of the accident on foot. Police are still searching for the man in question and have said that criminal charges against him are pending. Source: WKRN

    Wrong-Way Elderly Driver Causes Multi-Vehicle Collision

    Summertown, TN (December 24, 2019) – Four vehicles were involved in a wrong-way car accident along Route 43 on Sunday that sent four people to the hospital, including the elderly driver who caused the accident. 

    Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that there was no alcohol involved in the crash, nor were any charges filed against the unidentified driver, who had to be extricated from his vehicle by emergency crews. 

    A responding police officer speculated that the driver may have been confused by a construction site in the area when he began driving north in the southbound lanes of Route 43, eventually colliding head-on with another vehicle.

    If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a wrong-way driver, contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys today. We can help you get the compensation you may be entitled to. Source: Columbia Daily Herald

    Road Rage Causes 600 Accidents in Tennessee in 2019

    Statewide (December 3, 2019) – Crash data obtained from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security indicates that 606 traffic accidents have been caused by aggressive driving or road rage this year. That’s an average of 55 road rage traffic accidents per month.

    Most road rage injuries are caused by drivers who exit their vehicles to engage in physical altercations with another driver, but aggressive or reckless driving can also cause serious car accidents due to excessive speeds, cutting off other drivers, and paying more attention to the offending driver than other cars on the road. 

    A driver in Carter County was arrested this September for a road rage incident in which he intentionally rammed into another car on Highway 91 before losing control of his own vehicle and narrowly escaping the resulting fiery crash. Tennessee authorities encourage drivers to keep their cool behind the wheel and report aggressive drivers to police.

    Injured because of a road rage incident? Call Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys today to find out if you may be eligible for compensation. Source: TN.gov

    Failure to Yield Causes Nearly 4,000 Crashes in Davidson County

    Davidson County (November 12, 2019) — 3,912 accidents have resulted from drivers’ failure to yield on Davidson County roadways this year, according to data released by Tennessee’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security. While following too closely has caused the most accidents this year (over 7,000), failing to yield the right of way is the second most common cause of car accidents in Nashville and the rest of the county. 

    If you have been injured in an accident as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist because of another driver’s failure to yield right of way, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact a personal injury lawyer at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys today to find out more about your options and to receive a free case review. Source: TN.gov

    Distracted Driving a Major Cause of TN Accidents

    Statewide (October 21, 2019) —  There have been 17,405 car accidents across all Tennessee counties due to distracted drivers in 2019, according to the latest available crash data. Shelby County, home to Memphis, had the highest reports of distracted driver crashes at 5,649 accidents this year alone.

    Distracted driving can come in many forms, including talking on the phone, texting, eating, or talking with passengers. The best way to avoid distracted driving is to keep all non-driving tasks to a minimum while behind the wheel. Only use your cell phone in hands-free mode or during an emergency, and limit your interaction with other passengers in the car while you’re on the road. Source: TN.gov

    Following to Closely Causes Accidents in Nashville

    Nashville (September 13, 2019) – The Metro Nashville Police Department and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security teamed up to analyze traffic data to better understand contributing factors for the majority of accidents at major Nashville intersections from 2017 to 2018. It was determined that drivers following too closely was at the root of these accidents.

    Sergeant James Williams of Metro Nashville PD commented on these results, ”Anyone who takes crash reports knows that following too closely usually stems from something else, such as looking at their phones or being distracted for another reason. It doesn’t necessarily mean they were tailgating.”

    At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we strongly encourage anywho who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle to avoid tailgating, speeding, illegal lane changes, or distracted driving. Doing so can help lessen the number of accidents and resulting injuries that happen in Nashville.

    Source: PoliceOne.com | TechBeat Magazine

    Causes for Tennessee Boating Accidents

    Statewide (August 27, 2019) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reported that so far this year, two accidents involving serious injuries, two accidents involving boat damage, and one death after a person drifted happened at Douglas Lake.

    In 2018, there were 23 deaths total across Tennessee’s waterways from boating accidents.

    A few of the top contributing causes for these types of accidents include: not wearing a life jacket, inattention or improper lookout, drug or alcohol consumption while boating, reckless operation/driving, and not properly checking bilge for excess water or venting of gaseous fumes before operating boat.     

    At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we want you to enjoy any boat trips out on a Tennessee lake. As such, please use caution and care while operating any water vessel and keep a look out for other drivers on the water. 

    Source: WCYB

    New Hands Free State Law for Tennessee

    Statewide (August 3, 2019) – Tennessee’s new “Hands Free Law,” also known as Public Chapter No. 412, has been in effect for a full month. As the nation’s highest-rated state for distracted driving deaths, the law was created as a means to save lives and drop the daily average of 67 distraction-related crashes to zero. 

    Under the new law, drivers are required to put down their phones and focus on the road. This applies to holding a cellphone or mobile devices with any part of the body, texting while driving, reading a text while driving, or any other action that requires a driver to not be properly restrained by a seat belt and looking forward. The law also prohibits drivers from watching a video on a mobile device, and recording or broadcasting video. 

    Drivers are permitted to use an ear-piece, headphone device, or wrist device that requires only one button to initiate or terminate a voice communication. Voice-activated texts are also permitted. Additionally, in case of an emergency, drivers are permitted to communicate with law enforcement and other emergency service agencies via a mobile device while driving as long as the bona fide emergency threatens human life, health, or property. 

    At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our legal team has assisted many injury victims who were harmed by a distracted driver. For this reason, we strongly encourage drivers to put their mobile devices away while driving. Your personal safety and those around you is more important than answering a text, taking a selfie, or taking your eyes off the road to look at your device.  

    Source: handsfreetn.com/

    Drunk Driving

    Statewide (July 3, 2019) – It’s no surprise that drunk driving causes a lot of problems nationwide. The same is true in Tennessee. Since 2017, 2,012 accidents were caused by a drunk driver. How can you avoid being a part of the statistic? First, if you have been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel. Before you leave for your evening, have a ride home planned. 

    If you are driving and see a driver acting strangely, avoid them. Some signs of another’s drunk driving are swerving, speeding, driving unusually slow, or acting recklessly. If you cannot avoid a collision and are struck because of another’s negligence, call Lerner and Rowe right away. We are ready to fight for you.

    General Causes of Tennessee Accidents

    Statewide (June 13, 2019) – Since 2017, Tennessee has recorded over 14,000 road incidents and has noted causes and contributing factors to each one. Unbelted occupants were a factor in 7,186 accidents. Senior drivers were involved in 2,657 accidents, while teenagers were involved in 1,939. Drunk driving was a main factor in 1,973. Also listed is distracted driving, drowsy driving, and speeding.

    When these factors cause a crash, it’s normally not a little fender-bender that ensues. No, many of these crashes lead to striking trees, utility poles, embankments, guard rails, curbs, fences, concrete traffic barriers, and traffic signs. Depending on the speed of the vehicle, the impact of these objects can be devastating. Many accidents also involve striking bicyclists and pedestrians.

    If you suffer an injury due to another motorist falling into a reckless practice, call Lerner and Rowe right away. Source: www.tn.gov

    Keep in Proper Lanes

    Statewide (April 30, 2019)- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has stated that failure to keep in the proper lane and running off the road has caused 67 accidents so far in 2019. Statistics for this accident cause always remain high, as 214 accidents in 2018 were also caused by drivers leaving their lane unexpectedly. To avoid these crashes, always stay alert to what you are doing and avoid distractions. If an obstacle is suddenly in your way, it is always better to break rather than to switch lanes unexpectedly. Source: www.tn.gov

  • Accident Statistics

    December 2019 Traffic Fatalities

    Statewide (January 9, 2020) – New data released by Tennessee’s Department of Safety & Homeland Security indicates that 91 people died in traffic accidents in December 2019 on Tennessee roads. 

    Preliminary annual reports suggest that 2019 was a record-breaking year for the most traffic fatalities across the state. In Nashville alone, there were at least 5 accident fatalities in December 2019 and nearly 100 traffic deaths throughout the year.

    If you have been injured in a car accident because of a Tennessee driver’s negligence, Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys may be able to help you obtain compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation. Source: tn.gov

    November 2019 Traffic Fatalities

    Statewide (December 11, 2019) – Recent data compiled by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security indicates that 83 people died in the month of November because of traffic accidents statewide. 

    While this is a 10.7% drop from all traffic fatalities reported last November, overall traffic fatalities for 2019 are up 5.5% from 2018, and 7.7% from 2017. With three weeks left in the calendar year, these numbers are expected to rise.

    Many traffic fatalities are preventable, especially the large numbers that occur over the holidays. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys reminds Tennessee drivers to drive safely. Don’t drink and drive, slow down in inclement weather, and avoid distractions while behind the wheel. 

    If you’ve been injured by a negligent Tennessee driver, contact our Nashville personal injury lawyers today. Source: tn.gov

    October 2019 Traffic Fatalities

    Statewide (November 19, 2019)—98 people died in traffic accidents in October 2019, according to a new report from Tennessee’s Department of Safety & Homeland Security. That’s a 19.4% increase compared to fatality data from October of 2018. 

    The total number of traffic fatalities across all Tennessee counties this year is 981. 12.5% of all accident fatalities this year have been pedestrians, with 123 reported deaths. 148 motorcyclists have died on Tennessee roads this year, representing 15% of all traffic fatalities.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys encourages Tennessee drivers to stay safe by practicing defensive driving and avoiding distractions. If you have been injured in an accident, contact us today for a free case evaluation and to discuss your legal options. Source: tn.gov

    September 2019 Fatalities

    Statewide (October 29, 2019) — There were 115 traffic fatalities in all Tennessee counties this September, up 12% from last September and up 21% from September 2017. September has been the deadliest month this year for traffic accidents. Overall, statewide fatalities are up by 6.7% from this time last year, with 914 reported traffic deaths so far in 2019.

    Nashville alone has reported 75 traffic fatalities as of October 29, compared to 60 fatalities in all of 2018. The 25% spike in fatalities includes 22 pedestrians, 12 motorcyclists, and 10 teenage drivers. Year to date, there have been just over 4664 Tennessee crashes in 2019, down 4.1% from this time last year. Source: tn.gov

    August 2019 Fatalities

    Statewide (September 2019) – The month of August saw 13 less fatal accidents on Tennessee roads than the previous year. While the decrease in traffic fatalities is a definite positive, the total count of people who have died on Tennessee roads so far this year is 724. This year-to-date total shows an increase of 33 lives lost from 2018.

    As always, drivers can help reduce the chances of an accident occurring by practicing defensive driving techniques and by seeking ways to avoid distractions. At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our support staff and personal injury lawyers in Nashville wish everyone a safe month of driving.  

    Source: www.tn.gov

    July 2019 Fatalities

    Statewide (August 01, 2019) – Year to date, there were fifteen less deaths in July 2019 than were recorded for July 2018. In comparison, the total count of people who have died on a Tennessee road during the first seven months of 2019 is now at 622. This total increased by 40 more people who lost their lives during this same timeframe in 2018. 

    We can all do our part to help make the Tennessee communities in and surrounding Nashville safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, passengers, and drivers by adhering to local traffic laws. That includes not speeding, buckling up, putting mobile devices away while driving, and always double checking blind spots to make sure they are clear of children and other less visible people. Source: www.tn.gov

    June 2019 Fatalities

    Statewide (June 30, 2019) – There were four less deaths in June 2019 than the previous month. However, there were two more deaths than June 2018. In June 2019, traffic fatalities on Tennessee roads totaled 104. All told, 529 people have now died on Tennessee roads in 2019 alone. 

    Please remember to do your part to help keep Nashville roads safer by following the speed limits, not tailgating, and being aware of your surroundings prior to changing lanes. Source: www.tn.gov

    When Do Accidents Happen Most?

    Statewide (June 21, 2019) – When do the most accidents happen in Tennessee? You won’t be surprised to find out that the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. are not ideal to be on the road. Additionally, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. proves to be the worst time, as rush hour commences. During these hours, children are picked up from school and taken to after-school activities, parents leave work, and those hoping for a fun night out leave their homes.

    The worst days for accidents are Friday and Saturday, as many people head out of their homes for weekend getaways, sporting events, or a night on the town. Most accidents happen within five minutes of home, so always be careful when behind the wheel. Source: www.tn.gov

    Fatalities in Davidson County

    Davidson County (May 10, 2019)- How many fatalities have occurred this year on Davidson county roads? Of the 204 fatalities that have occurred statewide, 15 of these were in our county. Dealing with the death of a family member is completely devastating. This tough time is even more devastating when the death occurred because of someone else’s recklessness. In legal terms, we call this wrongful death. While you can never be compensated for the life of a loved one, you can receive some monetary help to pay for hospital bills and funeral costs. Source: www.tn.gov 

    April 2019 Fatalities

    Statewide (April 30, 2019)-  April 2019 proved to be deadlier than April 2018, with 17 more fatalities. In April 2019, traffic fatalities on Tennessee roads totaled 85, with 20 more deaths than March’s total. All told, 312 people have now died on Tennessee roads in 2019 alone. Many of the accidents involved those who were not buckled up. As you drive in and around Nashville, remember to follow proper driving procedures. Together, we can make Tennessee roads safer.  The attorneys at Lerner and Rowe urge caution to drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians for the remainder of the year and beyond. Source: www.tn.gov

  • News

    Gunfire Exchanged Before Deadly Intersection Accident

    Nashville (January 2, 2020) – A passenger exchanging gunfire with a nearby group of people likely contributed to a driver running a red light at the intersection of Lafayette Street and 4th Avenue South on Monday. 

    The driver, 45-year-old Leon Bell, Jr., told investigators he was ducking his head and speeding at the time of the accident. After running the light, Bell’s car struck the driver’s side of a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Colin Reno, who later died of his injuries.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys strongly encourages drivers to drive defensively, be aware of their surroundings, and on the look out for distracted or reckless drivers. If you have been injured in an accident in Tennessee, contact us to learn more about your legal options. Source: WKRN

    Metal Burned into Road After 5-Car Crash

    Clarksville (December 18, 2019) – Four out of five cars involved in a crash caught fire Monday afternoon on Warfield Boulevard. The blaze was so hot that metal was burned into the roadway, Clarksville Police said.

    The accident was caused by a woman in her 80s, who was airlifted to a Nashville medical center in critical condition. Two other people suffered minor injuries.

    Evidence suggests that the elderly driver did not brake before she slammed into a Jeep Liberty and a Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey then reportedly struck two other vehicles before a fire engulfed all but one of the cars.

    The intersection was closed for about four hours Monday night while emergency personnel evaluated whether the melted metal posed a risk to other drivers.

    If you have been injured in a car accident and have questions about your legal options, contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys today.  Source: Leaf Chronicle

    20-Year-Old Presumed Dead in Fiery I-24 Crash

    Nashville (November 26, 2019) — A 20-year-old man is presumed dead by authorities after a single-vehicle accident and subsequent fire that occurred last Friday on I-24 near Briley Parkway. Police said they were not able to identify the body of the man found at the scene because of the nature of his injuries, but their investigation concluded that the body was indeed that of Randon Clark of Cordova, Tennessee. 

    Clark’s 2012 Hyundai Elantra reportedly left the roadway around 4:00 a.m. on Friday morning, hitting a support beam of an on-highway message board owned by TDOT before the car caught fire. A portion of I-24 remained closed until about 1:00 p.m. Friday while the damaged sign was removed from the roadway. Authorities believe that speed was a factor in the crash, but found no evidence of drug or alcohol intoxication.

    If you or a loved one suffer a burn injury or other type of injury due to a car accident involving another person driving at high speeds, Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys may be able to help. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. Source: The Tennesseean

    Mother Killed, Child Seriously Injured in Head-On Collision

    Nashville (November 5, 2019) — A 23-year-old woman was killed, and her infant son was seriously injured when they were involved in a head-on collision with another driver last week on Clarksville Pike.

    The woman, Sydney Cook, reportedly crossed the centerline of the highway and crashed into an SUV traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the SUV, John Meritt, was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The three-month-old infant was taken to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, where the boy’s condition is unknown. 

    Cook was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Police officers found prescription medication in the vehicle, but toxicology reports have not yet been released by the Medical Examiner’s office and the investigation remains ongoing. Source: WKRN

    Drummer Kenneth Dixon dies in Rutherford County crash

    CHRISTIANA, TN (October 15, 2019) – Kenneth Dixon, the drummer for country singer Kane Brown, was involved in a single car crash on I-24 in Rutherford County on Saturday, October 12. Dixon was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed around 1:00 a.m. when he went off the roadway and his vehicle crashed into a tree. He succumbed to his injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Saturday night.

    There have been 882 traffic fatalities in Tennessee this year, an increase of over 7% from this time last year. It’s especially important to drive with caution at night. Obey all posted speed limits and reduce your speed in areas with poor visibility. Source: WSMV 

    Teen Driver Fatal Rollover in Robertson County

    Nashville (October 4, 2019) – One teen driver and five teen passengers befell a tragic accident in Robertson County when their vehicle rolled over on Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 a.m. One occupant died at the scene. The remaining five refused medical treatment. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident.  

    At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we deeply sympathize with the loss of life and strongly encourage adults to speak with teen drivers about safe driving habits, including: wearing seat belts, not overpacking cars with passengers, and eliminating any distractions. Additionally, we encourage adults to let teens know that they can call day or night for a ride to avoid getting into a vehicle under unsafe conditions.  

    Source: WSMV

    Homeless Man Struck by Vehicle Dies in North Nashville

    Nashville (October 2, 2019) – On Friday, September 27, a 72-year-old homeless man was struck by a vehicle while crossing Main Street in North Nashville. Three days later, he succumbed to his injuries. Police stated that the victim was dressed in dark clothing when he attempted to cross the road outside of a crosswalk. Prior to reaching the other side, he was struck by an SUV when he walked out in front of the vehicle on Main Street, near North 8th Street.

    The driver of the SUV fled the accident location after colliding with the homeless man. He was later found at his residence where he then admitted to having driven away.

    In the state of Tennessee, as per TN Code § 55-10-101, it is illegal to:

    • Leave the scene of an injury accident
    • Fail to render aid or give information after an injury accident
    • Fail to give immediate notice of an accident after an injury accident

    Because this driver failed to do all three, he was given a misdemeanor citation for each violation.

    At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our Nashville personal injury attorneys strongly encourage drivers and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings at all times to help avoid fatal accidents similar to this one, especially at night when visibility is compromised. Also, never leave the scene of an injury accident.

    Source: WSMV

    Suicide Surpasses Car Accidents as Leading Cause of Death in Tennessee

    STATEWIDE  (September 2019)— The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) shared data showing an increase in the state’s suicide rate and a decrease in car accidents. Through TSPN research, this shift is partly tied to the economic recession.

    During times of economic distress, people will conserve their funds by driving less and in turn spend less on fuel and maintenance. This trend keeps drivers off the roads, reducing the chances of distracted driving accidents and other types of vehicle accidents. On the flip site, recessions also equate to an unfortunate upward trend of suicide rates linked to undiagnosed or untreated depression. For instance, three Tennesseeans daily are reported to chose to end their lives.

    To help reduce the number of suicides in Tennessee, Gov. Lee authorized a funding increase for the state’s Suicide Prevention Network, which includes building awarness about free, 24/7, confidential support to people in crisis via a crisis phone hotline and a crisis text line. Those in need should call 1-800-723-TALK or, text TN to 741741 to immediately connect with a trained counselor.   

    At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we strongly encourage anyone feeling alone, desperate, or hopeless to seek and accept help. Also, avoid placing themselves or others at risk by operating a vehicle while experiencing a distressed state-of-mind.    

    Source: Public News Service

    Defective Flamethrower Ignites Home Field of Tennessee Titans

    NASHVILLE (September 20, 2019)— The NFL has temporarily banned on-field pyrotechnics and flame effects after a defective flame-throwing box tipped over and caught the turf on fire during last Sunday’s game at Nissan Stadium. The Titan’s had used the dramatic visual effect to set a thrilling tone as their starting players were introduced onto the field. 

    No one was injured because stadium personnel quickly extinguished the potential threat. Even so, the state of Tennessee now requires the vendor responsible for the defective device to undergo an inspection of the faulty device and multiple other devices to determine the cause.  

    At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we know that burn injuries can be among the most catastrophic experiences a person can suffer. Thankfully no one was harmed at the football game on Sunday. However, that is not always the case in Nashville. On average, the Vanderbilt Burn Center in Nashville admits over 600 adult and pediatric patients a year and 3,000 outpatients for treatment of burn injuries caused by heat, flame, hot liquids or chemicals.

    If you or a loved one is harmed because of the negligent or reckless actions of another, or by a defective product, contact our legal team for a free consultation. We are prepared to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligence. 

    Source: Yahoo Sports

    Pedestrian Injury Accident on Clarksville Pike

    Nashville (September 7, 2019) – A Sunday evening walk took a tragic turn when a vehicle struck two pedestrians in a crosswalk on Clarksville Pike. One individual died at the scene and another was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

    The driver of the vehicle told police she was unable to avoid the collision as both pedestrians unexpectedly darted out into the road in front of her car. An investigation continues.

    At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our Nashville legal team strongly encourages both pedestrians and drivers to be extra vigilant of their surroundings at night. Distractions and dim lighting can contribute to unfortunate accidents.

    Source: News 4

    I-65 Fiery Car Crash

    Madison (August 01, 2019) –  I-65 near Madison erupted into a fiery mangle when a Lexus SUV collided with a concrete median after haven been struck first by a sedan and then a much larger tractor trailer truck. Police reports indicate the the SUV seemed to have stopped for unknown reasons in a travel lane prior to being first struck by a Nissan Maxima. 

    The SUV was then struck a second time by a tractor trailer driver who states they had tried to swerve and avoid colliding with the smaller vehicle. Upon impact, the SUV spun out of control a few times prior to colliding with the median and erupting into flames. The tractor trailer then ended up swerving and clipping another tractor trailer, effectively blocking traffic. 

    Dental records were later used to identify the 58-year-old woman who had been driving the Lexus. 

    Our legal team feels the deepest empathy for all of those affected by this catastrophic accident. We would also like to strongly encourage drivers to be alert for stopped vehicles and other potential objects that may unexpectedly appear on the highways around Nashville. Also, for drivers to try and move out of traffic if they are experiencing difficulties.    

    Source: WSMV

    TN Red Light Camera Ban

    Statewide (July 2019) – Seven states across the United States ban the use of red light cameras: Maine, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Tennessee is not one of those states. However, one local lawmaker continues to talk about the idea of outlawing the cameras by 2020 amid protest by those who are pro redlight cameras.

    Despite whether red light cameras should be banned, drivers should always be alert and take precautions prior to entering an intersection. Accidents can happen regardless of  whether another driver runs a red light. This is especially true for rear-end accidents caused by one driver stopping at a red light and another crashing into their bumper, or when a driver makes a turn and hits a child in a crosswalk or bicyclist.

    Source: ncsl.org