Can red light cameras save on your life…and insurance premiums?

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A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows these devices reduce fatalities. There aren’t a lot of vocal fans in favor of red light cameras. However, according to a new study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these controversial gadgets may be more useful than we think. The study revealed that these stoplight cameras do, in fact, save lives when they are installed at intersections. Moreover, the IIHS research also pointed out that when cities remove red light cameras, accidents at those intersections rose…

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Pembroke Pines seeks lower insurance rates for its drivers citing safer streets

Officials of Pembroke Pines, Florida, are petitioning the insurance industry to lower rates on auto insurance due to the safety of the city’s streets. Pembroke Pines is the first city in Florida to seek lower rates from the industry as a whole rather than going through state-run agencies. City officials say that lower rates are well earned because of the safe driving practices of the city’s residents as well as several other measures in place to improve road safety overall. Insurers, however, are unlikely to appease the desires of the…

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Insurance study shows red light cameras are saving lives

 The findings by the institute, which is a nonprofit group funded by the insurance industry, states that in 14 of the largest cities in America, 159 lives were saved during the time-frame of 2004 to 2008 due to red-light cameras.  The design of the camera is to capture motor vehicles that are running red lights. Researchers claim if they had been operating in all large cities in America during this time-frame, 815 lives would have been saved.  Red-light crashes or T-bone crashes as they are often referred to are some…

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