Red Light Cameras reducing Accident

Red Light Cameras reducing Accident

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dew4794

Rochester, NY

#1 Aug 23, 2014
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC)- A recent study conducted by SRF Associates for the City of Rochester shows a 28% reduction in crashes at intersections with red light cameras.
The drafted report was given to council members on Thursday night. According to Carolee Conklin, a council member for the city, they requested the report because legislation is up for red light cameras. The state renewed their legislation allowing municipalities to renew or get rid of theirs. In order to decide whether to renew or not, the council felt they needed a report. SRF Associates based their findings on police reports.
"It was a really illuminating," Conklin said. "Because one of four original thoughts when we originally authorized it was that it would help reduce accidents."
The authorization for the red light cameras was in 2010. Today, there are 48 red light cameras at 32 intersections in Rochester.
dew4794

Rochester, NY

#2 Aug 23, 2014
I live very near one of the first cameras to be installed. I can tell you that there has been a marked decrease in accidents at the intersection, two accidents all year. While I first thought this was just a money grab for the city and still do, I am amazed at this reduction. Rochester has a huge automobile accident rate, average individual accident rate less than every five years, and anything to bring our insurance premiums costs down is worth it. Not to mention the saving of property and lives.

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#3 Aug 23, 2014
The red light cameras should be installed throughout the entire state.
dew4794

Rochester, NY

#4 Aug 25, 2014
If the red light cameras will help reduce accidents at intersections, I am all for them. FYI an acquaintance of mine just got booted because she had 7 outstanding red light camera tickets and not paid.
Diamond Daisy wrote:
The red light cameras should be installed throughout the entire state.
Sid

Pittsford, NY

#5 Aug 25, 2014
dew4794 wrote:
If the red light cameras will help reduce accidents at intersections, I am all for them. FYI an acquaintance of mine just got booted because she had 7 outstanding red light camera tickets and not paid.
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They can boot you off here for outstanding tickets?
dew4794

Rochester, NY

#6 Aug 25, 2014
ROTFL.
Sid wrote:
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They can boot you off here for outstanding tickets?

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