Every day — in Connecticut and across the nation — innocent lives are lost because of someone else’s reckless decision to run a red light. In 2010, 319 Connecticut residents lost their lives in vehicle collisions – more than 20% of these fatalities occurred at an intersection or were intersection related. Red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes – with pedestrians and occupants in other vehicles accounting for nearly half of the deaths in red-light running crashes. We are working to educate the public about the effectiveness of traffic safety cameras in Connecticut in reducing accidents and saving lives. Please join us in building a Connecticut Coalition to protect public safety by adding your name to our list of coalition supporters.

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ImageStudy: Strong Majority of Connecticut voters support red light safety cameras

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) today released the results of a recent public opinion poll showing that a strong majority of Connecti... Read More

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The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, as part of a coalition of advocacy groups and key state legislators, recently called on the Governor ... Read More

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The body of evidence grows every day: red light safety cameras save lives. A May 2010 report from the Institute of Transportation Engineers concluded that red light cameras help reduce crashes and crash severity. A November 2010 report from the National Research Council showed that systematic speed control programs could save as many as 2,000 U.S. lives each year.

Most recently, a definitive study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded that red light cameras saved 159 lives in 2004-08 in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities. The vocal minority of camera opponents becomes less credible with each new study. Now is the time to come together — policymakers, law enforcement officials, community leaders — and do everything necessary to ensure our communities utilize road safety cameras. A fine is a small price to pay if it can change reckless driver behavior and make roads safer.