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Red Light Cameras are Changing Driver Behavior in Lafayette

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photo by Debbie Ray

A new report just out from Lafayette Consolidated Government shows that LCG has received over $6,000,000 through the SafeSpeed/SafeLight program. Uncollected fines from red light runners and speeders amounted to nearly $900,000. These figures are for the beginning of the program through December 2012. The statistics show that total crashes at SafeLight intersections are down 64%, right angle crashes are down 43% and rear end crashes are down 80%. The report from the office of Director of Traffic and Transportation, Tony Tramel, concludes that a “significant positive improvement in reducing traffic crashes related to driver behavior” contributes to the overall public safety and the citizens of Lafayette.

Has your behavior changed since we got the cameras?

 

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