10/28/2004Red Light Running Crisis: Is it Intentional
The report by the former House Majority Leader Dick Armey investigating the causes of the so-called red light running crisis.
The groundbreaking report by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey that found changes in the national formula used to determine yellow light timing has decreased steadily since red light cameras were introduced. After the report was issued, internal memos were uncovered in San Diego, California proved the report correct in its assertion that cities were intentionally placing cameras at intersections with short yellows.
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Every study claiming red light cameras increase safety is written by the same man. Before joining the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), he was a top transportationSource: Red Light Running Crisis: Is it Intentional (Office of the House Majority Leader, 5/1/2001)
official in New York City at the time the city began looking into becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to install red light cameras. In other words, the father of the red light camera in America is the same individual offering the "objective" testimony that they are effective.
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