Policing For Profit? Drivers Dislike Red Light Cameras, Deaths From Crashes at Red Lights Have Surged: AAA
A new study from AAA finds red light deaths have surged, up 28% since 2012. "The problem is drivers are distracted, they're impatient and they're reckless," said AAA spokesman Doug Shupe. Research shows red light cameras, which catch drivers in the act and mail them a ticket, cut fatal crashes by 14% and red light running by 21%. But outraged drivers call it policing for profit. At least 141 other communities in 15 states also use speed cameras.