Monday, February 7, 2011

Red-Light Traffic Cameras Save Lives, But are Controversial

"The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says red-light cameras reduced the rate of fatal red-light running by 24% from 2004 to 2008. Had the cameras been installed in all U.S. cities with populations above 200,000, 815 deaths would have been prevented, says the Insurance Institute, a group funded by auto insurers that aims to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage caused by crashes on the nation's roads.

"The cities that have the courage to use red-light cameras despite the political backlash are saving lives," IIHS President Adrian Lund says." 
Read the rest of the news article in "Study puts spotlight on red-light cameras", USA Today, February 1, 2011.

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