Accidents aren't reduced at every city that has put them in, that's just flat wrong.
•A 2008 University of South Florida report found:
"Comprehensive studies conclude cameras actually increase crashes and injuries, providing a safety argument not to install them.... public policy should avoid conflicts of interest that enhance revenues for government and private interests at the risk of public safety."
•A 2005 Virginia DOT study found:
"The cameras are correlated with an increase in total crashes of 8% to 17%."
•In 2005, The Washington Post found:
"The analysis shows that the number of crashes at locations with cameras more than doubled, from 365 collisions in 1998 to 755 last year. Injury and fatal crashes climbed 81 percent, from 144 such wrecks to 262. Broadside crashes, also known as right-angle or T-bone collisions, rose 30 percent, from 81 to 106 during that time frame."
•A 2004 North Carolina A&T University study found:
"Our findings are more pessimistic, finding no change in angle accidents and large increases in rear-end crashes and many other types of crashes relative to other intersections."
And here are some more.
"Every city that has used them has seen a drop in red-light running violations and serious right-angle collisions. " That is an outright fabrication. Either deliberately or through gross ignorance, there are numerous studies from impartial medical journals and universities that show a increase in accidents of all types including injury accidents and even tbone accidents, just google USF health red light camera report, Houston Rice university report, the journal of trauma report in Louisiana and the Virginia DOT red light camera report. If Mr. Danehy isn't being paid by the camera companies he should be.
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