• April 25, 2013

    D.C. residents say they like red light, speed cameras

    Red light cameras and speed cameras are perpetual targets of critics who deem them widely unpopular and unfair. Ask people who live in areas with long-standing automated enforcement programs their view of cameras and a different picture emerges. A new IIHS survey shows a large majority of people who live in Washington, D.C., favor camera enforcement.

  • January 24, 2013

    Study yields more evidence that red light cameras work

    A new study of red light cameras in Arlington, Va., shows that cameras reduce red light violations, with particularly large decreases for violations that occur at least 1½ seconds after the light turned red.

  • June 30, 2011

    Most drivers favor red light cameras, survey finds

    Two-thirds of drivers in 14 big cities with longstanding red light camera programs support their use, a new IIHS survey indicates. The strong public support confirms that red light camera opponents, while vocal, are a minority.

  • February 1, 2011

    Red light cameras slash fatalities

    Red light cameras saved 159 lives in 2004-08 in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities, a new IIHS analysis shows. Had cameras been operating during that period in all large cities, a total of 815 deaths would have been prevented.

  • April 26, 2001

    Study finds red light cameras cut crashes

    Significant citywide crash reductions followed the introduction of red light cameras in Oxnard, Calif. This is the key finding of the first U.S. research on the effects of camera enforcement on intersection crashes.

  • December 20, 2000

    Best and worst state traffic safety laws

    For the first time, IIHS has conducted a comprehensive assessment of key traffic safety laws in every state and the District of Columbia. Researchers rated laws on alcohol-impaired driving, young driver licensing, safety belts, child restraints, motorcycle helmets and laws allowing red light cameras.

  • July 13, 2000

    More than 800 fatalities a year involve red light running

    Each year more than 800 people die and an estimated 200,000-plus are injured in crashes that involve red light running. Total deaths in such crashes numbered almost 6,000 during 1992-98. More than half of these deaths were pedestrians and occupants in other vehicles who were hit by the red light runners.

  • May 20, 1998

    Red light running crashes are on the rise

    Drivers who run red lights are responsible for an estimated 260,000 crashes each year, of which approximately 750 are fatal — and the number is rising. Red light runners tend to be younger than other drivers and have poor driving records and histories of alcohol use.