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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.
During the first three months of this year, more than 3,200 red-light fines have been handed out at the city's three red-light intersections.
The Washington Examiner reports the county plans to install 10 new portable speed cameras and 20 new red-light cameras. Currently, there are 56 fixed pole cameras, 10 portable cameras, six speed camera vans and 40 red light cameras.
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The use of red-light cameras is expanding in the Washington area and throughout the country, along with a growing debate about the legal status of the devices.
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