American Traffic Solutions, the company responsible for the red light cameras, reported crashes are up 137 percent, after reviewing data from the Houston Police Department.
According to Chron.com, “Five months following the camera shutdown, traffic accidents decreased 16 percent overall.”
This data was provided by the City of Houston administrators. The administrators said this was due to dry weather conditions.
The taxpayers will lose $20 million if the contract with ATS is not honored.
According to a Federal Highway Administration study, drivers experienced more rear end crashes, less side and angle impact crashes. ” The study found a 25% decrease in right-angle crashes and a 16% reduction in those crashes resulting in an injury where cameras were used, but also found a 15% increase in rear-end crashes, with a 24% increase in such crashes causing an injury.”