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Almost two years since the program’s implementation, red light camera violations, combined, have dropped 48% at Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) intersections. Crashes have dropped 30% and crashes with injuries have dropped 29% overall.
Seven people were killed in motor vehicle accidents over the weekend, bringing the total number of traffic deaths to 170 people, the DOT reports.
A speed-camera program in a large community near Washington, D.C., has led to long-term changes in driver behavior and substantial reductions in deaths and injuries, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows.
In areas where cameras operated consistently from September to December, the WNYC analysis found a 3.9 percent decline in crashes compared with the previous year.
A study published in early January in the New England Journal of Medicine confirmed what we’ve all suspected: Driving while distracted ups the chance of getting into an accident, especially for teens. How bad is it?