Red-light cameras to debut at Napervi...

Red-light cameras to debut at Naperville crossing

There are 5 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 18, 2008, titled Red-light cameras to debut at Naperville crossing. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Naperville 's first automated red-light enforcement cameras will begin operating Dec.

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kruz

Westchester, IL

#1 Dec 18, 2008
Naperville police known for their sloppy police work, are going to let the machines do the work in bilking your money. they forget, ha, ha, wink, wink, to mirandize Birkett's kid on drug possession, but they will make sure to get their slimy hands in the pockets of motorists. how about camera's on your stupid cops, i would love to see footage on how they handled that Birkett's kids arrest. maybe the cameras could spot some money transaction, with one of the cops.
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#2 Dec 18, 2008
How are these things still legal? Time and again it's been shown that they cause more accidents than they prevent by people slamming on the gas or the brakes in order to avoid them.

And what pedestrians are there at 59 and Aurora anyway? There aren't even sidewalks there! This intersection was selected only because it's the busiest in town, not the most dangerous.
Anthony

United States

#3 Dec 18, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
How are these things still legal? Time and again it's been shown that they cause more accidents than they prevent by people slamming on the gas or the brakes in order to avoid them.
And what pedestrians are there at 59 and Aurora anyway? There aren't even sidewalks there! This intersection was selected only because it's the busiest in town, not the most dangerous.
These cameras have beaten legal challenges in all 38 states that have them.

They have proven to reduce accidents by as much as 40 percent in every single location they have been installed. Not one intersection in the country has shown any increase in rear end accidents.

They are the best defense against idiots like you who are the fourth car through the intersection after the light turns red.

Don't make up phony statistics, princess.
GPS Angel

United States

#4 Dec 18, 2008
Warns you when you are near cameras.
Reviewed earlier in the week on engadget.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/15/gps-angel-...

Available on Amazon.
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 22, 2008
Anthony wrote:
Don't make up phony statistics, princess.
If anyone is still bothering to read this, I had to come back and correct our misguided friend Anthony.

http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/04/430.asp

"Comprehensive studies conclude cameras actually increase crashes and injuries, providing a safety argument not to install them.... public policy should avoid conflicts of interest that enhance revenues for government and private interests at the risk of public safety."

"The cameras were associated with an increase in total crashes... The aggregate EB results suggested that this increase was 29%"

"The graph shows an increase of 58% in the number of traffic collisions from 2003 to 2004.... Contrary to long-term expectations, the chart shows an increase in claims at each level of damage with the largest percentage increase appearing at the highest dollar value."

"The cameras are correlated with an increase in total crashes of 8% to 17%."

"The analysis shows that the number of crashes at locations with cameras more than doubled, from 365 collisions in 1998 to 755 last year. Injury and fatal crashes climbed 81 percent, from 144 such wrecks to 262. Broadside crashes, also known as right-angle or T-bone collisions, rose 30 percent, from 81 to 106 during that time frame."

Consider yourself debunked.

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