Tucson Police Say Red Light Cameras Make Streets Safer

TUCSON POLICE SAY RED LIGHT CAMERAS MAKE STREETS SAFER - Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor says collisions at eight intersections monitored by red light cameras decreased by 70 percent since the cameras were installed in 2007, falling from 188 crashes in Fiscal Year 2006 to 57 in Fiscal Year 2015. Villaseñor yesterday updated the Mayor and Tucson City Council on the photo radar program. Commissioned police officers review each photo violation to validate the event and compare the photo of the driver with the Motor Vehicle Division's (MVD) photo of the registered owner of the vehicle. A citizens' initiative will appear on the November ballot that aims to get rid of the red light cameras.
Read the report from yesterday's meeting: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdfs/Traffic_MC_PowerPoint_for_Sept_9_Revised_1.pdf
Traffic Safety Camera Program: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/police/traffic-safety-camera-program