Why Not Use Traditional Red Light Enforcement?
Photo red light provides continuous enforcement
Communities don't have the resources to allow police to patrol intersections as often as would be needed to ticket all motorists who run red lights. It is simply impossible for officers to continuously monitor an intersection with the uninterrupted focus of a photo red light camera. To provide around the clock enforcement of traffic signal laws at intersections, we use photo red light cameras.
Photo red light is less dangerous
Another important consideration is the potential danger associated with police officers following a red light runner through heavily congested intersections to make a traffic stop. This can endanger motorists and pedestrians as well as police. Photo detection systems have provided law enforcement agencies the means to curtail red light violations without the associated danger to officers or the public.
Photo red light is more cost effective
Local governments lack sufficient resources to adequately enforce traffic signal laws without photo red light enforcement. For officers to continuously monitor an intersection with the uninterrupted focus of a red light photo camera, it would take at least three full-time officers.
Photo red light makes officers available elsewhere
The photo red light cameras allow police to focus on other enforcement needs.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2012 09:42