You know those annoying intersections that have red light cameras? I know you do because we all despise them. The ones that make you slam on your brakes to avoid crossing that line that makes the picture take. Well, some of those cameras were removed. A new study shows that of 19 intersections in Newark, New Jersey that had cameras, the number of vehicles running red lights has increased by 107%! City officials are looking at the numbers to see if the number of accidents has increased or decreased at these intersections or if the revenue data has changed. Maybe the city has lost money from not having the cameras issue tickets. When the program was running, the city reporting collecting about $3.2 million dollars in revenue each year the program ran. That is a lot of money to give up, especially if it turns out less accidents were occurring.
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