Watch yourself (45 seconds) in Real Video format! San Diego Police Chief David Bejarano admits on ABC News' Nightline that cameras have not reduced accidents, but instead they have in several cases actually increased accidents:
"And it's true in a few intersections we found a few more accidents than prior to the red light photo enforcement. At some intersections we saw no change at all, and at several intersections we actually saw an increase in traffic accidents."
Of the red light camera intersections in San Diego where yellow time was not changed:
Case closed, the cameras have not improved safety.
- 2 saw a decrease in accidents after cameras were installed
- 4 saw an increase in accidents after cameras were installed
- 9 stayed the same