Do “Red Light Cameras” Save Lives?


Recently, there has been debate as to whether so-called “red light cameras” are effective at preventing people from running red lights, and whether that in turn saves lives.

Earlier this month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a study that concluded that red light cameras reduced reduced the rate of fatal crashes resulting from cars running red lights by 24%.

However, as explained at the Agitator blog, other less intrusive measures have been shown to be more effective at preventing red light crashes, such as extending the length of yellow lights...

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