Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras are usually controversial. In Houston voters chose to remove 50 cameras at high-risk intersections. Since then, crashes have increased 117 percent.
Oct 29, 2014   Houston Chronicle
After switching vendors on its red light camera program last spring, the city of Chicago has had difficulties enforcing tickets (and thus, traffic laws) because of fluctuating times for yellow lights.
Oct 14, 2014   Chicago Tribune
A decisive California Supreme Court ruling on June 5 made life easier for jurisdictions to enforce red-light laws using traffic camera technology by stating that the photos have the "same presumption of validity as other types of photos and videos."
Jun 8, 2014   KTVU.Com
DC traffic scofflaws beware: You may be recorded! In one of the nation's most comprehensive use of traffic cameras, motorists who run stop signs or don't stop for peds in crosswalks could find a "ticket in the mail". Plus, 132 cameras will be added.
Sep 18, 2013   The Washington Post
Speeding is paying-off in the amount of $15 million for Seattle area schools thanks to speed-enforced cameras, a proven but nonetheless controversial traffic safety tool. Revenue will be used to make walking safer under a proposal by Mayor McGinn.
Sep 9, 2013   The Seattle Times
Although leaders in the Twin Cities seem to agree on the need to improve the appeal of city streets for those on foot, turning those words into actions seems difficult. Bill Lindeke offers three easy solutions that don't involve touching the street.
Feb 1, 2013   Streets MN
This post from <em>The New York Times'</em> blog examines how city government's are increasingly relying on automated services to keep order and boost revenue, and how citizens are reacting.
Jun 28, 2009   The New York Times
Following similar discoveries of fraud in the U.S., the Italian government has uncovered a scheme to increase local revenues by artificially shortening yellow lights.
Feb 3, 2009   BBC News
A new study in Houston reveals that the number of crashes at intersections with new red-light cameras has doubled from the time before they were installed.
Dec 31, 2008   Houston Chronicle
Texas cities are forced to review their red light camera contracts after the discovery of a potential loophole in Texas law.
Dec 7, 2008   KXAN Austin News