Red Light Cameras Don't Work

The FHA questions the effectiveness of cameras installed at intersections to reduce the number of cars running red lights.
May 15, 2003, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"By the end of 2002, more than 72 communities had installed cameras at intersections where motorists frequently run red lights. When a car runs the light, a camera snaps a picture of the license plate and a ticket is mailed to the car's owner... While statistics show the cameras can reduce red light running from 20 percent to more than 50 percent, the government found the devices can be inconsistent and should not be used exclusively. Nor should they be a community's first choice for improving safety."

Thanks to transport-policy listserv

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Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 in Reuters
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