Red-light cameras are audited
A much-debated redlight camera program has bypassed some of the city’s most dangerous intersections, cost more than $2.5 million in the last two years and failed to adequately demonstrate an improvement in safety, according to an audit due to be released Wednesday by City Controller Wendy Greuel.
The first independent assessment of a program that catches tens of thousands of violators annually comes as officials are hoping to add to the city’s 32 photo-enforced intersections.
Auditors found that some of the most accidentprone corners don’t have cameras. And only half of the intersections equipped with cameras showed a reduction in accidents, according to Greuel’s office.
A more comprehensive means of evaluating the effectiveness of cameras is needed, the report says.