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Old 08-18-2009, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cameras are a success in Quebec (for speeding & red lights)

There have been a pilot project going on for a couple months in the province of Quebec. 15 speed and red lights cameras have been installed and started sending warnings by mail. Now the pilot project is over and the results are in. Even if the cameras were actually just sending warnings out, speeding has decreased by 44%. Extreme speeding (50 km/h over the limit) is down 94%. The average speed people drive at in the zones cameras were installed is down 9 km/h. Red light violations re also down 77%. The fact that there are pretty big signs warning of the presence of the cameras probably helped a lot get those results.

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