• 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.

    Volume 48, Number 3
  • 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.

    Volume 48, Number 1
  • 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.

    Volume 47, Number 9
  • 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.

    Volume 47, Number 3
  • 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.

    Volume 46, Number 6
  • 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.

    Volume 46, Number 1 | Special Issue: Red light running
  • February 1, 2011

    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.

    Volume 46, Number 1 | Special Issue: Red light running
  • February 1, 2011

    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.

    Volume 46, Number 1 | Special Issue: Red light running
  • 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.

    Volume 45, Number 12
  • 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.

    Volume 44, Number 1
  • 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.

    Volume 42, Number 1
  • 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

    Volume 40, Number 9
  • 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.

    Volume 40, Number 1
  • 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.

    Volume 39, Number 6
  • February 7, 2004

    In other highway safety news…

    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.

    Volume 39, Number 2
  • 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.

    Volume 38, Number 8
  • 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.

    Volume 37, Number 9
  • 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.

    Volume 37, Number 5 | Special Issue: automated enforcement
  • May 4, 2002

    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.

    Volume 37, Number 5 | Special Issue: automated enforcement
  • 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.

    Volume 37, Number 3
  • 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.

    Volume 36, Number 4
  • April 28, 2001

    Public favors cameras

    A recent Institute survey in 10 cities finds that most people support the use of red light cameras.

    Volume 36, Number 4
  • April 28, 2001

    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.

    Volume 36, Number 4
  • April 28, 2001

    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.

    Volume 36, Number 4
  • December 5, 1998

    Cameras to deter red light runners prove effective in Fairfax, Virginia

    Volume 33, Number 10
  • July 11, 1998

    Red light runners profiled in a new Institute study

    Volume 33, Number 7
  • March 7, 1998

    Red light cameras a success in Oxnard, California

    Volume 33, Number 2