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Public safety is a major concern for most communities – especially as populations grow public safety budgets are reduced. One way to help make streets safer while reducing workload is a well-run photo red light or speed enforcement program. The objective of photo enforcement is to help reduce the incidences of aggressive driving, through voluntary compliance. Revenue generated from fines routinely goes directly back into supporting other public safety initiatives.
In a 1999 study using a sample of 4,526 police reports on public roads in four urban areas showed that 22% of these crashes were caused by the driver running a traffic control device. (Synthesis and Evaluation of Red-Light Running Automated Enforcement Programs in the United States. FHWA-IF-00-004, Sep. 1999). The study also showed that motorists are more likely to be injured in crashes involving red light running than in other types of crashes. Forty-five percent of red light running crashes cause injuries, compared to 30% for other types of crashes.
Speeding and red-light running is estimated at causing more than 180,000 crashes every year, resulting in approximately 1,000 deaths and 90,000 injuries a year. Although opposition to red light cameras cite the increase in rear end collisions as cause for disapproval of cameras, a recent study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, (Feb. 2008) reported that red-light cameras reduce front-into-side collisions and overall injury crashes. Because the types of crashes prevented by red light cameras tend to be far more severe than rear-end crashes, research has shown there is a positive aggregate benefit.
Photo Enforcement solutions can reduce collisions, injuries and deaths by providing a useful tool for municipalities and law enforcement agencies – without unduly taxing drivers who do not break the law. Today, nearly 400 communities across the US operate red light or speed camera enforcement programs.
Brekford’s Automated Traffic Enforcement Group (ATEG), offers intersection safety (red light), photo speed, work zone and school bus enforcement programs with a complete suite of program support solutions. Our systems each: