Naperville Stops Right On Red RLC Enforcement
In a surprising 6-3 vote a week ago Tuesday, the Naperville city council decided to put an end to enforcing right turn on red violations at the three red light camera intersections in their town.
According to the Daily Herald, city staff members tried to persuade council members of the benefits from retaining this enforcement. Most of the city council was convinced by statistics, that rolling through a right turn on red does not cause accidents.
There are several studies that show that right on red violations rarely cause accidents, and when they do they’re are much less severe than collisions caused by going straight through the intersection on red. It’s when drivers run the red directly through the intersection that cause the type of T-bone collisions that cause the most severe injuries and sometimes death–not right on red violations.
Estimates peg Naperville’s lost revenue from eliminating right on red RLC enforcement at $600,000 per year.
Right on red enforcement will continue at one intersection where right on red is not permitted. This is eastbound North Aurora Road at Route 59.
Read the full Daily Herald article, “Naperville says no red light camera tickets for right turns.”