Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday March 13, 2016

Red-Light Cameras Producing Profits More Than Protecting Drivers

آ…I am pretty sure that nobody thinks red-light cameras are anything more than a cash grab, so I’ll ask this instead: how many times have you gotten robbed by one?

One proven way to reduce accidents and improve red-light compliance is to actuate the yellow light sooner and leave it on a little longer. Drivers have more time to notice and react to the yellow light, and most will stop for it. This is not news. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has been recommending this technique for decades. However, if you’re thinking that cities with red-light camera contracts have followed the DOT’s guidelines to reduce accidents and increase compliance, think again.