New Jersey’s red-light safety cameras continue to enhance road safety according to the state’s second annual review of the pilot program. The report calls decreases in right-angle crashes and improvement in driver behavior “encouraging” trends and recommends the program remain under evaluation for its effects on safety, which thus far has reduced total crashes by as much as 57% over two years’ time.
At the 24 intersections with red-light safety cameras in use for one year, total right-angle crashes decreased 15% from the previous year. At the two intersections with cameras in use for two years, right-angle crashes decreased 57% after one year with cameras and 86% in the second year with red-light safety cameras in operation. The right-angle crash is the only type of collision that is directly attributed to red-light running.
According to the report, the program is making a difference among drivers. “While there is no expectation that citations will drop to zero, there is an expectation that driver behavior will change with the Red Light Running system, and these locations appear to be fulfilling these expectations,” the report states.
Get the complete facts about the 2012 Red-Light Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems: Second Annual Report by downloading the PDF below.