Monday, July 29, 2013

Insurance Study Finds Red-Light Cameras in Arlington Reduce Violations

(Source: NETSWork e-Newsletter, February 2013)

“In a newly released study, researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that red-light running rates declined at Arlington County, Virgina intersections equipped with red-light cameras. The decreases were particularly large for the most dangerous violations -- those happening 1.5 seconds or longer after the light turned red.

“The number of U.S. communities using red-light cameras has grown to about 540, IIHS said. The safety benefits of reducing red-light running violations are considerable. In 2010, 673 people were killed and an estimated 122,000 were injured in crashes involving a motorist running a red light, IIHS said.”

See the full article at Automotive Fleet Magazine's website.