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After a 343 percent jump in red-light camera tickets in Rockville, the spike in tickets is coming back down.
Fairfax County is considering whether to install cameras to catch vehicles that run red lights after a seven-year hiatus.
Red-light camera tickets were up 343 percent between Aug. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, according to an analysis by WTOP and AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Study results differ whether granting a window for red light runners provides safer streets.
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A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that cameras in Arlington County have proven effective at reducing the number of drivers committing red-light violations, along with reducing the number of possible serious crashes. However, its findings are disputed.
After unveiling 72 new speed cameras across Prince George's County in 2012, the police department plans to add dozens of new red light cameras in 2013.
"I want to see whether our increase in fines has actually meant anything in terms of fewer numbers of people speeding or going through red lights," says D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, (D-Ward 3).
Wilmington officials say the number of citations issued by the city's red light camera program jumped 83 percent between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012.
Red-light camera footage of a tremendous crash in Roselle Park, NY has been making its rounds on the Internet recently. A 29-year-old sustained - amazingly - only minor injuries after the care he was driving careened through an intersection, ran into the diving wall and flipped up in the air.
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The District collected a record $55.1 million from speed and red-light cameras during its 2011 fiscal year, despite issuing fewer citations than the year before.
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