Study finds red light cameras work

Government Technology reports on a study that will be of interest to cities evaluating the use of digital cameras to promote traffic safety and monitor stop lights. Its conclusion? They work!Government Technology reports on a study that should be of interest to cities considering the use of digital cameras to promote traffic safety and monitor stop lights. It concluded they work.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety compared using cameras against extending the interval of yellow lights to warn drivers that signals were about to change. Although they found that both reduce signal violations, the cameras “all but eliminated them.” And that’s significant. According to the report,

Red light running causes about 800 crash deaths per year, 
and about half of the people who are killed aren't the signal violators. 
They're pedestrians and people in vehicles that are struck by motorists
 committing the violations. Another 165,000 people are estimated to be 
injured in red-light running crashes each year.

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