Allentown's Pursuit of Red-Light Cameras to Address Crashes Is Misguided
Sep 29, 2022 • 10:58
The city of Allentown is currently pursuing the use of red-light cameras in an effort to address the issue of crashes. However, this is misguided for a number of reasons. First and foremost, there is no evidence that red-light cameras actually reduce the number of crashes. In fact, in some cases they have been shown to actually increase the number of accidents. Additionally, the cost of implementing and maintaining a red-light camera system is quite high, and there are much more effective and less costly ways to improve public safety.
So now Allentown wants to pursue anti-driving measures like red-light cameras and municipal radar following a crash in which a pedestrian was killed near Dieruff High School. Both of these are currently illegal under state law.