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Collisions Dramatically Reduced at Kansas City’s Intersections With Red-Light Cameras

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. May 22, 2012 Kansas City, Mo.

The crash reductions show the direct contribution cameras make to road safety because they reduce the most dangerous type of collision, the T-bone or angle crash which most often results in injury or death. Another indicator of improved safety on the streets is the steady decline in the number of citations issued since cameras became operational.

Kansas City James Tuton

Kansas City Aug. 1, 2009

Notable findings within the report include:

  • At the intersection with the most collisions before cameras were installed, crashes decreased from nine to zero in the first year after installation to one in the second year, a decrease of 100% in year one and 89% in year two.
  • Violations in the first year with cameras to the second decreased 33% from 68,777 to 45,793.
  • August 2009 February 2012
  • 92% of drivers receiving a citation did so only once; 99% only received two or less based on license plates. This low rate of repeat offenders suggests a change in driver behavior.
  • Driver inattention and poor weather were the most frequent causes of rear-end crashes. Overall, police rejected 20 percent of all violations they reviewed for possible citation.

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