Traffic Camera Footage Aids in Solving Home Invasion Murder Case

The case that red-light safety cameras help save lives on the road is clear. They improve driver behavior, making streets safer and protecting other drivers and pedestrians.

Increasingly, they’re also being used to protect communities in other ways.

Traffic cameras have become a critical tool to help police officers solve crimes; prove innocence or guilt; and aid investigations that would have otherwise gone unsolved.

A recent story out of Central Florida demonstrates one of the many unintended benefits of safety cameras. Along with the many documents related to a criminal case about an alleged plan to kill witnesses in a second criminal case is a picture of what appears to be the car used in the crime — a picture taken by a red-light safety camera.

For more information and a video segment on the case, please visit WFTV9-Orlando.


The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) helps save lives and protect communities by demonstrating how red-light safety cameras can improve driver behavior.