Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

LA may remove their red light cameras

Evan as Rochester installs more red light cameras, Los Angeles is considering removing theirs due to a lack of convincing data that they increase safety or make enough revenue to pay for themselves as supporters claim.

I’m all for safety, especially at intersections, but I’ve never seen how red light cameras help in that regard. Most of the problems I see are related to the inability of the traffic signals to adapt to traffic conditions. Traffic backs up in one direction, especially where there’s no turning arrow, and frustrated drivers fill the intersections making it impossible to exit under the green. We have the technology to do better, why don’t we?