September 30, 2010

L.A. TIMES: Put The Brakes On Red Light Cameras. “An audit released Wednesday by City Controller Wendy Greuel turned up little evidence that cameras influence driver behavior. Accidents fell at 16 intersections in the six months after cameras were installed, but rose at 12 and stayed the same at four. That makes it pretty hard to make definitive conclusions either way. OK, but at least the cameras are generating revenue for the city, aren’t they? Actually, no. Greuel’s audit showed that the cameras not only didn’t bring in a dime for the city in 2008 and 2009, but cost it a combined $2.5 million in those years.”