red light cameras

Red light cameras save lives. Turning them off puts lives at risk.

By Michel Brenneis More than half of the fatalities caused by red light runners are pedestrians, cyclists, other motorists, or passengers. Red light running resulted in 811 fatal crashes in 2016, an increase of 17 percent from 2012 when there were 719 fatal crashes, reports the Insurance

New study reaffirms the child safety benefits of red light cameras

By Bill Holloway A study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference last month linked higher child death rates from motor vehicle crashes to several primary factors, including low rates of child seat belt/car seat use and a lack of red light cameras. While the full text

Fatal crashes spike after red light cameras are removed

By Chris McCahill Red light cameras save lives despite frequent controversy about the way programs are administered. Fourteen cities turned off their red light cameras from 2010 to 2014, resulting in a 30 percent increase in fatal crashes due to red light violations and a 16 percent increase in

Red light cameras still popular with municipalities, but not drivers

By Mary Ebeling Automobile drivers almost universally agree that red light running is unacceptable and dangerous, but many also admit being guilty of it. Almost half the states allow red light cameras and municipalities are increasingly installing red light cameras at intersections as tools to

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