Speed camera programs can reduce crashes by 9 to 51 percent.
The crash reductions reported for speed cameras ranged between 9 and 51 percent. The review also discussed rigorous studies of red light camera programs in 18 U.S. cities and 6 Canadian cities. The studies typically found a decrease in right-angle crashes and an increase in rear-end crashes, with the severity of the right-angle crashes (and associated costs) outweighing that of the rear-end crashes.
Author: Decina, Lawrence E. et al.
Published By: U.S. DOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Prepared by TransAnalytics for the U.S. DOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Source Date: September 2007
Other Reference Number: DOT HS 810 763URL: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/DOT/NHTSA/Traffic%20Injury%20Control/Articles/Associated%20Files/HS810763.pdf
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