Automated Enforcement Laws

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Car Accident Information

Automated enforcement laws refer to using cameras to enforce traffic safety laws. Kentucky currently has no state laws relating to automatic enforcement. Though many states have laws authorizing automated enforcement, not all states where cameras are in use to enforce traffic laws have such laws, nor are they such laws always necessary. A common category of automated enforcement program is for red light violations. With red light violations, if a car enters an intersection any time after the signal light has turned red, the driver commits a violation. Motorists inadvertently in an intersection when the signal changes such as when they are waiting to turn left are not red light runners. In
read more

DNA Evidence in a Personal Injury or Accident Claim

Posted on Jul. 16 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

Sometimes DNA from a traffic violation or accident can lead the police to finding someone responsible for a crime or accident. According to The Herald-Dispatch, DNA from a traffic violation led police to arrest a person for murder in the 2002 slaying of a western Kentucky woman.  The victim of the crime had been driving home to Kentucky from Florida when her body was found in her car behind a Valdosta, GA motel.  The murder investigation stalled until 2008, when Georgia police say they matched DNA from the traffic violating defendant with DNA from the scene where the murder victim was found. Investigators told The Messenger of Madisonville they found criminal defendant
read more