However, it’s been shown that in many cases that while red light cameras do generate revenue, the also cause more accidents.
Many cities that implement them decrease the yellow light timing in order to increase the number of people caught by the cameras.
There is also research that indicates that a yellow light timing of just over 10 seconds is safest.
Governor Patrick and other legislators have recently received over $10k in donations from red light camera manufacturers.
What’s going on in the Governor’s office these days?