How do Road Safety Cameras improve road safety?

  • Multiple studies provide powerful confirmation of the impact red-light safety cameras have on road safety. In a study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, researchers found that the rate of red-light running fatalities in 14 large U.S. cities with Red-Light Safety Cameras was 24% lower than it would have been without the cameras. This finding translated to 159 lives saved over a five-year period. Based on those figures, had all 99 large U.S. cities used Red-Light Safety Cameras, 815 deaths could have been prevented.
  • In another study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, researchers found, red-light safety camera programs in 79 large U.S. cities saved nearly 1,300 lives through 2014. Shutting down such programs costs lives, with the rate of fatal red-light-running crashes shooting up 30 percent in cities that have turned off cameras.
    Read the full studies here.

 

February 25th, 2015|