Friday, March 13, 2009

saw an article on red light cameras on MSNBC

More cities are signing up for red-light cameras like this one, at an intersection in Clive, Iowa. Studies show fewer T-bone crashes at lights with cameras and fewer drivers running red lights, but rear-end crashes increase.

In St. Peters, Mo., a city of 55,000, red-light cameras resulted in 3,203 tickets issued from January 2007 to September 2008, and drew a total of $235,973. The city issued 14,836 traffic tickets in fiscal year 2006, but that jumped to 21,745 in 2008, the first full fiscal year with the cameras.

wonder what studies of KC will show in a couple of years.

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