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Do red light cameras cause car accidents?

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on June 12, 2013

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that, in 2010, 673 people were killed and an estimated 122,000 were injured in crashes that involved red light-running. To prevent these car accidents, many cities like Dallas have put up red light cameras that send the driver who ran a red light a ticket in the mail. Even though this should prevent car accidents at Dallas intersections, it seems that sometimes red light cameras cause car accidents.

In a study done by the North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University for the U.S. Department of Transportation, researchers looked at 303 intersections over a 57-month period. The study findings stated that instead of reducing crashes, red light cameras are associated with higher levels of many types and severity categories of crashes.

A 2007 Virginia Research Council study had more mixed results, finding that the red light cameras are associated with an increase in rear-end crashes and a decrease in red light running car accidents. Researches recommend evaluating the need for red-light cameras on a case-by-case basis.

Some believe that cities support red light cameras because when people pay off their tickets, it increases city income. In Fort Worth, records show cameras have generated $23 million. The camera generating the most money is on the West Freeway Frontage Road at Ashland Avenue, bringing in $1.7 million since 2008.

Dallas car accidents occur at many intersections and highways every day. If you or a loved one were the victim of a negligent driver, a Dallas car accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free consultation.

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