Impact Analysis: The Signals for Change

Red light running enforcement systems at signalized intersections can help to reduce the estimated 260,000 red light violation crashes that occur annually in the U.S. Advances in automated enforcement systems, such as those featuring multi-camera setups, are being used by law enforcement agencies to help curtail the 18 percent increase in deaths resulting from motor vehicle impacts at traffic signals in the past ten years. Computers, high-speed industrial cameras, and automated detection techniques are being used to provide around-the-clock, all-weather detection. The article gives the example of the city of Chicago which reports a 30 percent reduction in red light running violations at intersections that are equipped with photo enforcement systems.


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  • Accession Number: 01044775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2007 11:13AM