It’s been a topic of debate since red light cameras were installed in Spokane; do they actually make streets safer? New statistics say yes.
Numbers show that collisions are reduced at the intersections where the cameras are installed and within the city as a whole, according to collision data maintained by the Washington State Patrol.
At the same time though, crashes have declined across the state and in many jurisdictions without red light cameras, so is the improved safety really the work of the cameras? The Spokesman-Review takes a closer look.