Stop on Red

This article looks at red light running enforcement programs and how financial, political, and privacy concerns led to the demise of a 10-year enforcement program in Virginia. The article relates that while data showed that the cameras correlated with a visible decline in red light running impacts and injuries, there was also an increase in the number of rear-end crashes that may have been potentially linked to the enforcement program. The article discusses other issues that tested the credibility of the program in an environment vulnerable to conservative concerns. A sidebar briefly notes that while cameras can not be used in Virginia for red light running enforcement, similar cameras are permitted for catching toll evaders.

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  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2007 2:06PM