Camera enforcement works to curb this dangerous behavior.
April 25, 2013
D.C. residents agree red light and speed cameras foster safer streets
A new IIHS survey shows a large majority of people who live in Washington, D.C., favor camera enforcement.
January 24, 2013
Cameras reduce red light running
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 1 ½ seconds after the light has turned red.
November 20, 2012
Guidelines for automated enforcement
A new report provides guidance on how to set up and operate camera programs to make them both effective and less likely to come in for criticism.
April 12, 2012
Red light camera response
IIHS rebuts a Florida professor’s critique of a 2011 Institute study on the benefits of red light cameras.
July 19, 2011
Survey finds support for red light cameras
Two-thirds of drivers in 14 big cities with longstanding red light camera programs support their use, a new IIHS survey shows.
February 1, 2011
Red light cameras save lives
Opponents of red light cameras contend the devices are a scheme to pick motorists’ pockets. The truth is that cameras save lives, a new IIHS study shows.
Different crashes with 1 thing in common
Just like the lives they ended, the circumstances surrounding these crashes were unique. But in every case someone ran a red light.
Losing money, but boosting safety
Less than three years after being switched on, the red light cameras in Springfield, Mo., were $33,000 in the red. Fortunately, making money was never the goal.
December 2, 2010
Drivers admit to risky habits in survey
Drivers sat texting while driving, speeding and running red lights are dangerous but admit to doing them anyway.
February 14, 2009
Another ruling in favor of cameras
A federal appeals court in Illinois is the latest to uphold the use of red light cameras.
January 27, 2007
Red light cameras work wonders in Philly
A new study reveals that both lengthening yellow light times and installing cameras reduce red light running, but it's the cameras that make the biggest difference.
November 19, 2005
Paper gets red light camera story wrong
A report by The Washington Post on D.C.'s red light cameras relies on problematic data and reaches outlandish conclusions
January 3, 2005
Red light camera report has big flaws
A recent study of red light cameras in Greensboro, N.C., relies on flawed methodology and reaches erroneous conclusions.
July 3, 2004
In other highway safety news…
Minnesota's tough penalties for high-BAC offenders work; Oregon's Supreme Court upholds speed cameras; more cities install red light cameras; rulemaking on headlight glare begins.
February 7, 2004
Deaths of older motorcyclists rise in Germany; North Carolina court rules red light cameras are constitutional; drivers using phones are less likely to buckle up.
August 26, 2003
In other highway safety news …
A D.C. court upholds automated enforcement; communities plan more roundabouts; a federal agency refuses to allow teenage truckers.
October 26, 2002
Audit supports use of red light cameras
The California state auditor has found that red light cameras in the state are reducing crashes but recommended more oversight of the programs.
May 4, 2002
Review finds red light camera benefit
In Institute review of research on red light cameras finds that some studies overestimate the benefit, while some underestimate it. Overall, the body of evidence shows cameras reduce crashes.
Reanalysis confirms Oxnard findings
Institute researchers took another look at data from an earlier red light camera study at the suggestion of a California lawmaker. The reanalysis confirmed the crash reductions.
March 16, 2002
Few states improve highway safety laws
Little progress was made in the states in 2001 when it comes to passing new highway safety laws and strengthening the ones on the books.
April 28, 2001
Red light cameras slash injury crashes
In the first U.S. study of how red light cameras affect crashes, Institute researchers found large reductions following the introduction of cameras in one California community.
Public favors cameras
A recent Institute survey in 10 cities finds that most people support the use of red light cameras.
Right-on-red restrictions are helpful
Signs prohibiting right turns on red from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. increase the number of drivers who stop at stop lines, an Institute study has found.
Signal timing changes cut crashes
Modifying the yellow-light phase at intersections, along with the brief all-red phase, in accordance with new engineering standards reduces crashes, Institute researchers found.
December 5, 1998
Cameras to deter red light runners prove effective in Fairfax, Virginia
July 11, 1998
Red light runners profiled in a new Institute study
March 7, 1998
Red light cameras a success in Oxnard, California
December 2, 1995
Red light cameras attract public support, Institute surveys reveal
January 14, 1995
Motorists who run red lights share identifiable characteristics
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