Tribune Reports Red Light Cameras Don’t Always Reduce Crashes
In an unbelievably revealing piece in Sunday’s newspaper, the Tribune presents some pretty damning information about red light cameras.
The Trib’s Bob Secter and Erika Slife sifted through IDOT crash data for certain Chicago RLC intersections, compared them to city of Chicago crash data.
What they found was the city may be cooking the books on their crash reporting to show that Chicago’s red light program is working, when in fact, at many of these intersections, accidents actually increased.
At best, according to the article, the accident reducing results the city has hung it’s hat on in selling he public on red light cameras, is at best, inconclusive.
A seriously great piece of journalism.
Read their report, “Chicago’s red-light cameras don’t always deter accidents“ and you can check out the raw crash data too.
Thanks to our friend Rajiv Shah at Smart Cameras Blog for the heads up.