Evaluation of the Red Light Camera Enforcement Pilot Project

This paper describes how a two-year pilot study evaluating the combined use of two red light running treatments, red light cameras and stepped-up police enforcement, has recently been completed in the province of Ontario. Collision and volume data representing forty-eight different study sites distributed among six participating municipalities was analyzed for a five-year before period (1995 - 1999) and a two-year after period (November 20, 2000 - November 19, 2002) using the Empirical Bayes method. The estimated number of collisions occurring at the study sites was compared to the actual observed number of collisions that occurred to determine the safety effectiveness of the two treatments. The results indicate that fatal and injury collisions decreased 6.8 percent while property damage only collisions increased 18.5 percent at the study sites. These results show that the treatments have had an encouraging safety results as they have reduced the number of severe collisions from occurring at the study sites. A decrease in the number of angle collisions was also found, however this was offset by an increase in rear-end collisions. The increase in rear end collisions is similar to findings in other red light camera studies.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: ITE 2005 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Compendium of Technical Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01006847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1933452080
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2005 10:26AM