An automated enforcement system in Charlotte, North Carolina reduced red light violations by 75 percent and decreased associated crashes by 9 percent.
In the first year of operations red light running accidents at intersections equipped with cameras decreased by nine percent. Overall, violations decreased 75 percent. Charlotte believed the success of the system was bolstered by an extensive marking program that promoted the name of the system.
Charlotte is now considering an automated system to enforce speed limits in school zones.
Branding is the Name of the Game in Enforcement
Published By: ITS International
Source Date: May/June 2000
Other Reference Number: pages 66-67
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photo enforcement, red light cameras, red light running, automated enforcement, traffic signals, run red lights, RLR, red light runners, photo-red