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Police: Accidents Reduced At Intersections With Red Light Cameras

The City of El Paso has seen a 34 percent decrease in collisions with serious injuries at the intersections equipped with the system, according to El Paso Police.

There?s also a 45 percent decrease of right-angle collisions, which are the most serious of collisions, at these intersections. Collisions where a red light violation is a contributing factor have decreased by approximately 20 percent. Red light violations in general have also decreased by 20 percent at these intersections.

Since inception through February 28, 2010 there have been 75,676 red light violation notices issued at intersections with red light cameras.

Based on the effectiveness and success of the program, the system will be expanded. Before the end of the summer 2010, new red light camera systems will be active at the intersections of Lee Trevino & Montwood, Americas & Alameda, and Zargoza & Montwood. The cost of a red light camera violation is $75.

In fiscal year 2009 the City of El Paso was able to retain just over $500,000 in revenue generated by the Red Light Camera program.

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