Wednesday, August 06 2008 @ 11:57 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
The National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running is dedicated to reducing the incidence of red light running in the United States and the fatalities and injuries it causes. The Campaign has assembled a team of leaders from the fields of law enforcement, transportation engineering, healthcare and emergency medicine, and traffic safety, to tackle this crucial safety issue.
The National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running aims to better inform the public and their elected officials about the seriousness of this all-too-common danger, as well as the law enforcement practices and tools that can make our roadways safer. The Campaign promotes public education about the core safety issues and provides support for broad, coordinated law enforcement, including red light camera technology.
For example, the Charlotte, North Carolina red light camera program cut violations by more than 70 percent in the first year, and crashes dropped by more than 10 percent citywide, demonstrating that these systems have a positive community-wide impact.
The Campaign is an independent advocacy initiative focused on both the national and grass roots levels and is guided by a National Advisory Board.