Red light camera accidents

 

A recent study shows major accidents are down at red light camera intersections, but rear end collisions are up. I guess from everyone slamming on the brakes to avoid a ticket.

Warning Signs

Some states, including PA and NJ, are now posting warning signs at approaches to red light camera intersections in an effort to reduce rear end collisions.

Stupid Red Light Cameras!

Stupid Red Light Cameras!

Stupid Red Light Runners

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Stupid Red Light Cameras!

Stupid Red Light Runners

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Sounds like they are trying

Sounds like they are trying to read the license plates in front of them. Ouch

I was not aware of this fact....

very interesting insights. Thanks.

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Common sense...

...would show this to be true.

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Interesting

cmtaylor wrote:

A recent study shows major accidents are down at red light camera intersections, but rear end collisions are up. I guess from everyone slamming on the brakes to avoid a ticket.

I imagine that the "major accidents" only happen at certain intersections but the vast majority of intersections with the RLC are not likely to entail "major accidents"--however, in those "non major accidents" intersections, the "rear end collisions" are probably rising. If that's accurate, the RLC seem justified--if at all--only in the "major accidents" intersections.

@cmtaylor

cmtaylor wrote:

A recent study shows major accidents are down at red light camera intersections, but rear end collisions are up. I guess from everyone slamming on the brakes to avoid a ticket.

Can you provide a link so that we can read the study?

Pennsylvania

bdhsfz6 wrote:

Some states, including PA and NJ, are now posting warning signs at approaches to red light camera intersections in an effort to reduce rear end collisions.

The requirement of clearly visible warning signs of an upcoming photo enforced signal have been part of PA law since the first camera in Philadelphia was installed.

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One study.

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Shifts In Driving Habits

I read this article last week. It appears RLC intersections have altered peoples driving behavior in some way.

I hear proponents of RLC's are saying the rear end collisions are better than T-bones because the number of fatal accidents has gone down.

There is still a big debate here in my community. We'll see if they put any more cameras in here.

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LS wrote:
cmtaylor wrote:

A recent study shows major accidents are down at red light camera intersections, but rear end collisions are up. I guess from everyone slamming on the brakes to avoid a ticket.

I imagine that the "major accidents" only happen at certain intersections but the vast majority of intersections with the RLC are not likely to entail "major accidents"--however, in those "non major accidents" intersections, the "rear end collisions" are probably rising. If that's accurate, the RLC seem justified--if at all--only in the "major accidents" intersections.

The "major" accidents referred to in these reports are of the T-Bone type where a vehicle runs the light and hits another vehicle in the side. The studies (and there are a great many along with newspaper and magazine articles summarizing the reports) show the fact that running the light will result in a ticket and fine does reduce the number of T-Bone crashes. The same reports also show those same idiots that would try running the light often run into the rear of the car ahead of them that stopped or slowed when the light changed from green.

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RLC

I now avoid known red light camera intersections if it does not take me out of my way. Now if it will help avoid rear end collisions that is all good. Chicago is now upping its speed cameras and RLC's in the city. I have my GPS beep when approaching one of them, but it is starting to get too noisy when driving in the city as the speed cameras and RLC's are everywhere.

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My Preference

I have, in the past,been t-boned twice and rear ended
a few times, in the pre-redlight camera era.
I much prefer the latter !
One t-bone was right at my driver side door - not fun !
Of course I've been driving for 61 years so I guess that's not too bad !

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Link?

OP, do you have a link for this study?

Red light cameras are not

Red light cameras are not going away cause of the money that each city makes.

Links

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video example

soberbyker wrote:
bdhsfz6 wrote:

Some states, including PA and NJ, are now posting warning signs at approaches to red light camera intersections in an effort to reduce rear end collisions.

The requirement of clearly visible warning signs of an upcoming photo enforced signal have been part of PA law since the first camera in Philadelphia was installed.

Here's a portion of a dashcam video I took yesterday of a local RLC in Philly. On the left about 21 seconds into the video you'll see the warning sign, on the right a couple seconds later the camera.

The beeping you hear is my RLC POI on my in-dash GPS. I have it set for 620 feet, the length of a city block.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEDUfalG-l4

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