Rear End Collisions Increase at Red Light Camera Intersections - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/16/07

Rear End Collisions Increase at Red Light Camera Intersections

After three months with red light cameras, the City of Lubbock issued its first progress report Tuesday.

Lubbock accidents are down 5.5 percent overall, but accidents at photo enforced intersections increased dramatically. Crashes between July and September 2006 totaled 93. Between July and September of 2007, accidents were up to 140.

Crashes due to red light runners are down, from 22 to 21. However, rear end collisions over that same three month period nearly doubled, from 42 to 80. For critics of the red light cameras, rear end collisions were their number one concern.

As for citations, authorities say they have only managed to collect on sixty percent of all citations issued.

City officials say it is still too soon to decide whether the cameras are working.

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