Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Red light cameras do prevent crashes, study says
A study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety established that red-light cameras save lives by motivating drivers to stop for lights rather than beat them, and avoid side-impact crashes, which are often fatal or maiming to passengers. The link for the study is (website url) here.
The use of the cameras in 14 large cities reduced fatal crashes by 24 percent. But smaller rear end crashes may increase.
Many cities publish their red-light camera locations. Washington DC’s list is (url) here.