PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio1020 KDKA) – National Stop On Red Week is Aug. 3 to 9.
According to the National Motorists Association, there is no coincidence that with the recent installation of red light cameras all over the country, there has been an overall increase in accidents at intersections.
In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 30,800 crashes as intersections. That number has increased since the addition of red light cameras. It is believed that one of the reasons may be drivers stopping abruptly causing rear end accidents.
Kenric Ward, the bureau chief for Watchdog.org’s Virginia Bureau, says that really the only thing the cameras have done is to take photos of those crashes. He says that if anything they’re making everything worse.