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Lakeland launches red light detection program to help reduce accidents

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Posted at 6:46 AM, Mar 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 07:50:55-04

Lakeland city officials are launching a program to try to make some intersections in the city safer.

It's a red-light detection program and it tries to predict when someone is going to run a light.

A traffic controller would then be able to extend the length of time the surrounding light stay red, in turn, this would prevent crashes.

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Here's where this program is running:

  • U.S 98 South and North Crystal Lake Road
  • South Florida Avenue at Beacon Road.
  • West Memorial Boulevard at Martin L. King Jr. Boulevard.
  • East Memorial Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue.

Those intersections also have red-light cameras.