Every day — in Washington and across the nation — innocent lives are lost because of someone else’s reckless decision to run a red light. In 2009 more than 214 Washingtonians lost their lives in speed and red light running related collisions – more than half of those fatalities occurred at an intersection or were intersection related. We are working to educate the public about the effectiveness of traffic safety cameras in Washington in reducing accidents and saving lives. Please join us in building a Washington Coalition to protect public safety by adding your name to our list of coalition supporters.

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ImageAmazing Red Light Runs Caught on Video

Authorities are calling them the greatest near-misses of Suffolk County’s red-light cameras.

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ImageSafer Roads Report 2012: Trends in Red-Light Running

The National Coalition for Safer Roads is pleased to release its first-ever report on trends in red-light running. Safer Roads Report 2012: Tr... Read More

ImageIIHS Study: Red-light safety cameras reduce fatal crashes

“Red light cameras saved 159 lives in 2004-08 in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities, a new analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show... Read More



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.