San Antonio, TX — Red-light crashes fell 25 percent at hundreds of Texas intersections after traffic cameras were installed, researchers said Monday in what was called the first statewide study of its kind.
The Texas Transportation Institute suggested its findings again showed the effectiveness of installing cameras to deter red-light runners. Yet backlash toward the cameras remains high. According to crash data analyzed by the Texas Transportation Institute and released in Monday’s report, accidents fell by 28 percent at 31 intersections in Houston where the cameras had been up and running for two years.
At least three dozen Texas cities use red-light cameras, according to the report.
Lufkin saw a 24 percent drop, and red-light accidents in El Paso fell 25 percent at intersections that had cameras installed for at least three years.