"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.Read the rest of the news article in "Study puts spotlight on red-light cameras", USA Today, February 1, 2011.
"The cities that have the courage to use red-light cameras despite the political backlash are saving lives," IIHS President Adrian Lund says."
Monday, February 7, 2011
Red-Light Traffic Cameras Save Lives, But are Controversial