Why Traffic Gridlock Saves Lives

There Is a Positive Outcome to Gridlock

Studies are revealing that higher population densities are associated with lower fatal crash rates at intersections.   The obvious explanation is that denser populations generally lead to lower travel speeds, traffic jams, gridlock and thus fewer fatal crashes.  Rates of fatal crashes during the baseline period were higher for cities that subsequently implemented red light camera programs than for cities that did not implement camera programs. It is to be expected that cities with larger red-light running problems should have been more likely to implement camera enforcement programs.  Read more on the Effects of Red Light Camera Enforcement on Fatal Crashes in Large US Cities

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