Study: Red-light cameras do not keep cars from colliding

State and local officials in Missouri continue to argue about the legitimacy of red-light cameras.

State Sen. Jim Lembke, a St. Louis-area Republican, thinks the cameras represent an affront to liberty. Tonight in St. Louis he will debate Antonio French, a city alderman who believes in cameras’ crime-fighting properties.

Lembke enters the discussion with the wind at his back. An adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago is coming out with an analysis indicating that collisions actually increase at intersections monitored by red-light cameras.

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