Voters in Anaheim said no to red-light cameras. This issue is one that many people are divided about. Cities argue that these cameras save lives, and they generate revenue for the city. Many people don’t like being automatically ticketed.
According to the LA Times, red-light violations accounted for nearly 40 percent of the 2,397 accidents at Anaheim intersections between 2007 and 2009. Although plenty of studies and research has been done regarding this issue, the results are not conclusive. Red-light cameras may reduce “T-bone” accidents, but actually increase rear-end accidents. The latter are generally less harmful, yet more people are affected.
Currently more than 400 U.S. cities have these devices installed. The real solution may be to slightly increase yellow-light time and leave a slight delay in cross traffic’s transition to green, according to AOL’s auto correspondent.
Keep yourself safe on the property of The Crossing Anaheim and when you venture out into the city. The maximum speed limit on our apartment community property is now 5 mph.
Whatever your opinion, red-light cameras won’t be seen in our city, at least for now.
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