Accidents Jump At Des Plaines RLC Intersection
A year after red light cameras were installed at Golf and Rand Roads in Des Plaines, crashes have nearly doubled at that intersection according to a story in the Daily Herald.
There were seven recorded crashes at the intersection in the last year under the unblinking eye of the RLC, but only four (with one injury) the year before there were cameras. Six of the seven crashes were rear end collisions.
16 collisions were recorded at Golf and Rand in 2008. But without any camera enforcement, crashes dropped by 75% to just four the following year.
Despite the increase in crashes, Des Plaines Police Deputy Chief Angela Burton believes the city needs more data to figure out if the program is improving safety or not.
Read the Daily Herald’s full story, “Year later, Des Plaines wants more data on red-light cameras.”