Daily Herald: Do red light cameras save lives?

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The saving grace for getting a $100 ticket from a red light camera is the belief that the expensive fine could reduce crashes and even save lives. (WLS)

The saving grace for getting a $100 ticket from a red light camera is the belief that the expensive fine could reduce crashes and even save lives.

But that's not always what happens, a Daily Herald analysis of 52 intersections across 29 suburbs shows. After cameras were installed, crashes involving injuries stayed the same or increased at nearly half the intersections where that data was reported.

Crashes considered hazardous increased at nearly one-third of intersections where that data was reported.

You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, Jan. 24, or online at dailyherald.com.


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