Red light cameras dropped in L.A.

Photoenforcement of red light violations has never been popular and, in L.A., has not been enforced by traffic courts. As a result, the project has been losing money and the city’s police commission has decided to drop the program. Governing.com writer Girard Miller comments on the safety results: “Reportedly, the number of head-on T-bone intersection accidents was reduced by these photo-enforcement systems, but at the cost of more rear-end accidents from drivers slamming on their brakes to avoid a ticket when they saw the camera.”