Unintended Consequences #32,567

According to this recent study, red light traffic camers increase the number of traffic accidents. There are reductions in red-light intersection crashes, but the increase in rear-end crashes exceeded those gains. This site has links to other studies with similar findings.

Michael Flynn is Director of Government Affairs for the Reason Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank whose mission is to advance a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.