New technology, like red light safety cameras, is helping to reduce red-light running in communities across the United States.
Red-Light Safety Cameras — Changing Reckless Driver Behavior
A recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) looked at 99 large U.S. cities to analyze the impact of photo enforcement on intersection fatality rates. It found:
- More than 150 lives were saved in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities over a five-year period
- Had cameras been deployed in all major cities between 2004 and 2008, more than 800 deaths could have been prevented
- Red-light safety cameras reduced traffic fatalities by 24 percent