Automated red light enforcement has reduced the crash rate by 35 percent.

Experience with automated red light enforcement in Fairfax, Virginia.

16 March 2000
Fairfax City; Virginia; United States

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For more than seven months, people who have run red lights in Fairfax City have also run the risk of being detected by automatic cameras that record cars' rear license plates. Police say the program is responsible for decreasing the number of accidents throughout the city.


In November 1998, 28 accidents occurred at intersections with traffic lights compared with 43 in the same month of 1996.

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Traffic Enforcement By Remote Camera Catching On in Area

Author: Melillo, Wendy

Published By: The Washington Post

Source Date: 16 March 2000



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photo enforcement, red light cameras, red light running, automated enforcement, traffic signals, run red lights, RLR, red light runners, photo-red, red light running

Benefit ID: 2000-00054