Remember the last post I had about the RedFlex Redlight Cameras? I went on about how The Sentinel was wrong to blindly support the use of these things based on that fact that we went from 2 deaths to none. And because we're getting ripped off by a bunch of Arizonans.
Well here to join the fray is the University of South Florida, you may remember them as the team that went undefeated through half of the previous football season and screwed stuff up in the rankings, but they do some real telling research as well apparently.
It turns out that in Florida, North Carolina, Ontario and some other places that were studied these cameras actually increased the number of wrecks that occurred in the intersections. They also addressed that issue of fatalities at the intersections and apparently the numbers in other places are as minuscule as in Knoxville.
Basically the study shows (you should read it, it's good) that the presence of the cameras heightens peoples tendencies to overreact to a situation.I know this is what alot of us thought but now there is proof.
PS- This is part of my platform for County Commission, these things are ridiculous and have to go. Write in The Pol for District 1A.
*** AN ADDENDUM***
Looks like Chatta-town is having problems too.