Red light cameras make drivers more cautious
The Kansas City Star
Red light cameras have caused drivers to think twice about speeding through yellow caution lights. But people also are looking in their rear-view mirrors a lot more to make sure other drivers don’t end up in their back seat.
A final report on red light cameras delivered to the Kansas City Police Board indicates that people have changed their driving habits. One hundred dollar traffic tickets from running one of the 17 camera-controlled intersections have that effect.
The report found that rear-end crashes have increased in the last two years since the cameras were installed.
Motorists have to be more skilled in how they time the lights, waiting to step on the gas or mash the brake as they approach the technology policed intersections. Just don’t forget to check the rear view mirror to make sure the driver behind you is equally attentive.