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Submission + - Red light cameras raise crash risk, cost-> 1

concealment writes: "A pilot program for red-light cameras in New Jersey appears to be changing drivers’ behavior, state officials said Monday, noting an overall decline in traffic citations and right-angle crashes.

The Department of Transportation also said, however, that rear-end crashes have risen by 20 percent and total crashes are up by 0.9 percent at intersections where cameras have operated for at least a year."

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Red light cameras raise crash risk, cost

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  • by schwit1 (797399) on Tuesday November 27, 2012 @03:34PM (#42108109)

    Cameras are there for revenue, not safety. If safety were the driving motive the traffic managers would slightly increase yellow light times and put a red second all around before a new green light. But it's about money.

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