Red-Light Cameras

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Intro: Traffic light cameras are becoming more common at the major intersections in Colorado. The “Stop Running Red Lights” program was created to raise safety awareness and reduce traffic fatalities.

Americans are in such a big hurry and there are more crashes at intersections from people trying to run the red light. Red-light cameras are designed to assist communities to control traffic in enforcing laws by photographing the vehicles as the driver’s run through the red light.

However if your photo doesn’t come in clear they cannot prove who the driver of the vehicle was at the time of the offense. They began installing these cameras over the last seven years and overall they have not demonstrated a decrease in property damage or bodily injury.Two cities in Colorado, Fort Collins and Greenwood Village, have actually reported intersections where accidents have actually increased since they began enforcing the red-light cameras.

The city is spending a lot of revenue installing these cameras and is this really about saving lives or just bigger revenue for “Big Brother”. This program has not demonstrated a significant reduction in bodily injury and proven to reduce the number of accidents involved at intersections. I drive down Santé Fe daily and I’ve observed many drivers’ speeding down the street to get past the light because the traffic line is too long. If Driver’s are now trying to speed through the light to beat the camera, how can this program be effective?

In Conclusion: The red-light program may improve some intersections but has failed in others, leaving enough controversy for the state to consider removing the traffic cameras all together. The red-light cameras do increase revenue for the cities and reduce man power salary, but voters across the country have voiced their opinion to remove the cameras all…...

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