Editor: It looks like the Clearwater City Council and their red light cameras caused another serious accident on Nov. 10. The intersection at Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road has green arrows but they don’t have red arrows for the left turn lanes. That is what is causing most of the accidents at this intersection. Cars are allowed to creep into the intersection on caution and get hit trying to turn left. Largo has the red arrows for left turn lanes and they have almost no left turn accidents.
The adding of red light cameras to this already dangerous intersection means drivers turning left and those trying to make the light at the last second will speed up. The inevitable result will be more deadly crashes. As usual, the crash investigation for this “accident” will end up blaming one of the drivers instead of the real culprits – the Clearwater City Council.
This is murder. Just plain murder. Murder for a “Fistful of Dollars.”