GUIDANCE FOR USING RED LIGHT CAMERAS
Federal Highway AdministrationNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
March 20, 2003
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UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEM
Over the last decade, considerable efforts have been made to reduce red light running behavior by motorists in the United States. Research has shown that engineering improvements (5, 6, 7), safety education and increased enforcement by law enforcement officers (8, 9) can significantly improve red light running behavior. In addition, to help supplement traditional law enforcement, many jurisdictions have implemented automated red light camera enforcement systems.
Factors Contributing To Crashes Caused By Red Light Running
A number of factors have been identified from research and crash data studies as factors that contribute to crashes caused by red light running: