Despite all the hoopla and controversy, speed cameras may soon be a reality for the five boroughs of New York City. I hope local law makers and people throughout the country consider the benefits of speed cameras as safety tools.
Pedestrians and cyclists can breathe easier on Washington, D.C.'s streets because of a plan to "cover the entire city" with traffic cameras. Cameras slow down traffic, and slower cars would make it safer to walk and bike around the capital.
Red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. More people are injured in crashes involving red-light running than in any other crash type.