Florida

Study Shows Accidents Up at Florida Red Light Camera Intersection

A retired Florida highway patrolman decided to analyze the available data

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A review of the accident history at red light camera intersections in Hallandale Beach, Florida suggests automated ticketing machines have failed to yield an overall safety benefit since Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions (ATS) began paying for the right to issue tickets and collect fines at a pair of intersections more than two years ago.

ATS mailed out the first tickets at the intersection of Federal Highway and East Hallandale Beach Boulevard in December 2009. Retired Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant Paul Henry pulled the city's accident history for two years prior to camera installation and compared it to what happened two years with the camera active.