Proving That Safety Was Never A Consideration
Red light cameras are being removed in some areas because they fail to raise enough revenue, even to pay for themselves.
Faced with data showing that drivers pay attention to cameras at intersections – resulting in fewer ticketable violations and ever-shrinking revenue from fines – municipalities across the country are reconsidering red light cameras, which often work too well.
And the purported increase in safety?
A federal study found a small but measurable reduction in injuries nationwide in accidents at intersections monitored by cameras, though there was an increase in some kinds of collisions.
I hate to be this cynical, but it appears true. It was never about safety. It was about the money.