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Jan 29, 2013

STUDY * USA

* DC - Gotcha! Cameras slow rate of red-light violations

Arlington,VA,USA -Fleet Owner, by Sean Kilcarr -Jan. 28, 2013: -- A new study found that the installation of the devices led to fewer people driving through red lights at intersections... A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reviewing the use of red-light cameras at four major intersections within the county of Arlington, VA, over a two-year period determined that those cameras significantly reduced the number of red-light violations – proving, in the eyes of the group’s researchers, that such technology can successfully “modify” driver behavior... Anne McCartt, senior vice president for research at IIHS and the study’s lead author, said that one year after the start of ticketing in July 2010, the odds of a red light running violation at those four camera-covered intersections dropped across the board... She said violations occurring at least 0.5 seconds after the light turned red were 39% less likely than would have been expected without cameras, with violations occurring at least 1 second after were 48% less likely, while the odds of a violation occurring at least 1.5 seconds into the red phase fell 86%...

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