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2010 CRASH FACTS

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Regular Enforcement vs. Photo Radar vs. Red Light Cameras

 

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Start of Photo Radar: Paradise Valley, Arizona1988

Arizona's Cities Experience:

Scottsdale
Mesa
Tempe
Chandler
Phoenix
Photo Radar began issuing tickets in January, 1997.
Collisions at locations with speed cameras went down 20% from 1996 to 1997.
Total collisions in Scottsdale went down 3% from 1996 to 1997. Collisions were 7% less than projected for 1997.

Tempe Photo Enforcement Violations

Year

Photo Radar Violations

Photo Red Light Violations

Total Violations

% of Violations

1997

32944

4425

37369

8.4

1998

41876

4916

46792

9.5

1999

36969

4012

40981

10.21

2000

31980

2712

34692

12.79

2001

14545

1225

15770

12.87

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MESA

Red Light Violations Mesa Police Department showed a 15% decrease in total collisions from 1995 to 1999 (before cameras were installed). This study tracked six of the original intersections, which were equipped with the photo red light cameras. There has also been a 22% decrease in collisions caused by red light runners at the same locations from 1999 to 2000, despite the increase in traffic volume and increased population from 341,538 in 1995 to 402,623 in 1999.

 

 

2003 Statistics

Arizona Red Light Crash Statistics

Total Crashes: 5,577

Total Killed: 49

Total Injured: 5,553

Vehicles Damaged: 11,908

Major Arizona Cities:

Phoenix

2,253

23

2,502

Scottsdale

272

1

237

Glendale

251

6

222

Mesa

535

2

427

Tempe

374

3

356

Chandler

217

0

201

Peoria

93

0

82

Gilbert

71

1

69

Tucson

675

1

666

City Crashes Fatalities Injuries

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation