Ridelust tears red light cameras apart:
â€śThe rigorous studies clearly show red-light cameras donâ€™t work,â€ť said lead author Barbara Langland-Orban, professor and chair of health policy and management at the USF College of Public Health. â€śInstead, they increase crashes and injuries as drivers attempt to abruptly stop at camera intersections.â€ť
In fact, six U.S. cities have been found guilty of shortening the yellow light cycles below what is allowed by law on intersections equipped with cameras meant to catch red-light runners. Those local governments have completely ignored the safety benefit of increasing the yellow light time and decided to install red-light cameras, shorten the yellow light duration, and collect the profits instead.