In Garland, Texas, crashes caused by red-light runners decreased
by 56 percent (from 43 crashes to 19) at the four intersections
where red-light cameras were installed. Overall, crashes were
reduced by 25 percent and all injury crashes were reduced by 27
Following the first six months of operation of the Intersection
Safety Program in Houston, Texas, Mayor Bill White reported a 30
percent decrease in overall crashes.
From 1994-2005, red-light running violations decreased 73
percent in New York City.
Accidents are down 11 percent in the intersections with
red-light cameras in Arnold, Missouri according to Police Chief
Robert Shockey. At the Rockport intersection located in front of a
school, accidents are down 50 percent.
According to a study completed by the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety in January 2007, red-light cameras in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, reduced violations by 96 percent at enforced
Public safety officials in Columbus, Ohio report a 72 percent
decline in red-light violations between March and August 2006.
Additionally intersections monitored by cameras previously averaged
5 to 14 crashes caused by red-light running per year, and since the
program was implemented only one crash has been recorded.
In Fairfax, Virginia after one year of camera enforcement,
violations were reduced by about 40 percent. Additionally, 84
percent of its residents supported the use of red-light cameras.
Significant citywide crash reductions have followed since the
introduction of red-light cameras in Oxnard, California:
7 percent overall crash reduction;
29 percent reduction in injury-related crashes;
32 percent reduction in front-into-side crashes;
68 percent reduction in front-into-side crashes involving
California State Auditor Red Light Camera Programs Report
concluded that red-light cameras reduced the number of accidents
statewide and locally.
Charlotte, North Carolina reported the following findings based
on a before and after study done at 17 intersections:
37 percent decrease in angle crashes at intersections with
60 percent decrease in angle crashes at approaches with
19 percent reduction in all crash types;
16 percent reduction in crash severity.
Red-light running accidents decreased 30 percent in the year
after red-light cameras were installed in Baltimore County, Maryland
compared to the prior year.
Washington, DC experienced an 88 percent reduction in fatalities
in the first 2 years and 75 percent reduction in violations since
“Red light Cameras: A Proven Method to Save Lives,” National
Campaign to Stop Red Light Running,
“Report on the Effectiveness of Automated Red Light
Enforcement,” City of Garland Transportation Department, Sept.
“Mind Those Traffic Lights,” Insurance Institute For Highway
Safety, Status Report, January 27, 2007, pp.2-4.