Red Light Camera Violations Down In Naperville?
Red light camera violations in Naperville are falling according to the Daily Herald newspaper.
According to a report generated by the west suburban town, RLC violations have fallen significantly at three intersections.
At one intersection, Route 59 and North Aurora Road, red light tickets reportedly have dropped 65%. While Route 59 and Diehl Road has fallen by 42%, and the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Aurora Avenue are down 58%.
Interesting enough, Naperville claims crashes are down at some RLC intersections as well.
While Naperville seems to be proud of the reduction in red light camera violations, part of the decrease in violations could be linked to the city eliminating enforcement of all right turn on red violations at RLC intersections but one back in July 2010.
Naperville’s RLC study compared February to April 2009 with January to March 2011. In 2009, Naperville’s program enforced right turn on red, but not in 2011.
Naperville began their red light camera enforcement program at the very end of 2008.
Since right turn on red violations can account for a substantial percentage of total RLC violations within the municipalities where it’s enforced, this change in policy approved by the Naperville City Council may account for a significant part of the decreased violations the town is claiming.
The report also says that accidents involving vehicles and fixed objects increased at two intersections and minor accidents, (possibly rear end crashes) increased at the intersection of Route 59 and Diehl Road by 18%.
Read the Daily Herald’s full story, “Naperville red-light camera violations dropping.”