MCC Offers New Red Light Safety Course

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 31, 2007) - Manatee Community College's (MCC) Traffic Safety Institute is offering a new course in Red Light Safety. Designed for people who have pled "no contest" or been convicted twice of running either a red light or stop sign within a 12-month period, the course is required by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.  If someone ordered to take the class does not complete it within 90 days, his or her license will be cancelled until the course is successfully completed. The fee for the course is $25.

The average time saved by running a red light is 47 seconds. Yet, statistics from the Florida State Highway Patrol indicate:

  • More than 300,000 motorists are ticketed for running red lights in Florida each year.
  • In 2003, red-light runners caused 8,000 crashes, injuring 13,000 people and killing 115 people.
  • The cost was $77 million in damages. 

For more information and/or to enroll, call (941) 752-5286 in Bradenton; (941) 362-4224 in Sarasota; or (941) 408-1520 in Venice.


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