Shula, Estefan launch red-light camera campaign
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Three South Florida celebrities have joined forces for the sake of traffic safety.
Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula joined music mogul Emilio Estefan and Marc Buoniconti, son of NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, at University of Miami Hospital as the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis launched a public campaign supporting the use of red-light safety cameras.
The high-profile spokesmen said the cameras are proven tools in reducing life-threatening accidents. Buoniconti, who is the president of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, said, "Running red lights is like an epidemic here, and the red-light cameras have shown really to have a significant effect in reducing the amount of injuries caused by people running red lights."
He added accidents from drivers running red lights in Florida have resulted in nearly 350 deaths from 2007 to 2011.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis' web site describes the organization as "the world's most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center."
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