56 Percent of Communities Experienced Reduction in Crashes at Camera Intersections
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Communities across Florida are seeing a decrease in traffic collisions at red-light safety camera intersections, according to a new report issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).
The report reveals the enhancement to traffic safety that camera technology provides. Counties and municipalities in Florida who use red-light safety cameras to improve safety on their roadways submitted intersection data from July 2011 to June 2012. The report found that 56 percent of communities saw a total reduction in crashes at intersections where red-light safety cameras were installed. Forty-three percent saw a reduction in side-impact collisions – commonly referred to as t-bone crashes – and 41 percent reported that rear-end collisions are down.
"This new report gives us factual proof of something that we've known all along – red-light safety cameras are working," said David Kelly, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Safer Roads. "The safety benefits of these cameras continue to be proven. In Florida, drivers are changing their behavior and the roads are safer for everyone because of it."
Throughout Florida, communities experienced a reduction in drivers running red lights at all intersections, not just those with red-light safety cameras. They also reported traffic safety improvements across the board due to an increase in cautious driving.
To learn more about the benefits of red-light safety cameras please visit www.NCSRSAFETY.org.
The National Coalition for Safer Roads helps save lives and protect communities by demonstrating how red-light safety cameras can improve driver behavior. NCSR brings together policymakers, community leaders and concerned citizens in support of red-light safety cameras, advocating for their use in cities and communities across the country. The National Coalition for Safer Roads is a 501 (c)(6) industry trade association. To learn more, please visit www.NCSRsafety.org, follow @SaferRoadsUSA on Twitter and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SaferRoadsUSA
SOURCE National Coalition for Safer Roads