USF, FL, USA 2008 RLC Study

Official Title: Red Light Running Cameras: Would Crashes, Injuries and Automobile Insurance Rates Increase If They Are Used in Florida?

Author: Barbara Langland-Orban, Ph.D., MSPH, Etienne E. Pracht, Ph.D., John T. Large, PhD.

This is a 2008 study by the University of South Florida on the potential effects of red-light cameras in the state of Florida. This study analyzes several previous studies as well as offering some new possible results of implementing RLC systems in the state of Florida. Some of those estimated effects are increased insurance rates and increased traffic crashes. Also, the study gives reasons why RLC systems are not needed, citing a steady consistent decrease in the crash rate nationwide and the very small percentage of traffic fatalities that are actually caused by red light running.

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This is a brief 7 page report. There is some new data related specifically to Florida and the unique effects that RLCs might have in that state. The conclusions are supported by the data supplied.

St Pete Driver,
Dec 23, 2012, 6:12 AM