“The push to reduce RLR is approaching the intensity of the campaigns against drunk driving launched 30 years ago. In 2009, red light running claimed 676 lives, caused 113,000 injuries and cost the public $14 billion a year. Over the past decade, red light camera programs, to catch violators, sprang up in selected cities all across the country. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report concluded that intersection safety cameras reduced crash fatalities by 24 percent from 2004 to 2008 at certain intersections in 14 U.S. cities with more than 200,000 people. IIHS also reported 159 lives were saved in those cities as a result of the cameras and 815 lives might have been saved had every U.S. city with a similar population used red light cameras.”