Red-Light Cameras Save Lives, Study Finds

02/01/2011 05:13 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The flash of a camera has become common at District intersections, more than 50 of which are equipped to catch red-light offenders.

A study to be released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that traffic fatalities at those intersections dropped by 26 percent over a five-year period, slightly more than the average decline in 13 other camera-equipped cities.

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