Study finds flaws with red light camera programs

02/24/2009 | Philly.com (Philadelphia)

A growing number of communities are placing cameras at red lights to step up enforcement of traffic laws. Advocates say the cameras increase safety, but federal studies show most safety gains are offset by other problems. While having a red light camera usually results in significantly fewer right-angle crashes, studies show they also increase the number of rear-end collisions because motorists are more reluctant to pull out into the intersection and more likely to stop short at a light.

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