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Big Brother Making Some $$$

April 1, 2010
Hoven’s Index for April 1, 2010
Annual revenue from red-light cameras in Chicago:  $59 to $64 million
Minimum yellow light duration suggested by the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices:  3.0 seconds
Chicago’s yellow light duration:  3.0 seconds.
Reductions in red-light running when yellow lights were made longer in controlled studies in Texas:
0.6 seconds more yellow:  49%
0.8 seconds more yellow:  70%
1.1 seconds more yellow:  79%
Estimated reduction in red-light-running by making yellow longer than 3 seconds:  50%
Source:  National Motorists Association newsletter and study.
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