Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In
Today's Headlines

Today’s Headlines

7:42 AM PDT on September 14, 2011

Featured Headline: 62%, 22%, 0.  Somehow these numbers were absent from the debate and the coverage of the debate of the city's Red Light Traffic Camera Program.  Scofflaw drivers and unsafe driving advocates argued that red light cameras were ineffective and because the courts wouldn't enforce the tickets were confusing.  Others claimed the enforcement was all about revenue collection and still others that the cameras caused more crashes than they stopped.
During the red light camera program, there was a 62% drop in traffic crashes at the 32 red lights that had cameras compared to a 22% drop city-wide.  There were 0 deaths.
So while the City Council and driving scofflaws celebrate their "victory" yesterday, the rest of us should mourn that the urban jungle that is L.A.'s streets just got a little less safe.

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

Bus Rapid Transit Plans in SGV Get Clearer, and More Complicated

New concepts for rapid bus service across the 626 have ironed out the questions of where an East-West route would run and where demonstrations could begin.

December 1, 2023

Metro Board Approves $207 Million for 91 and 605 Freeway Expansion Projects

Metro and Caltrans eastbound 91 Freeway widening is especially alarming as it will increase tailpipe pollution in an already diesel-pollution-burdened community that is 69 percent Latino, and 28 percent Black

November 30, 2023
See all posts