The first scientific study of the safety benefits of red light cameras shows that the safety benefits are over-exaggerated and these cameras can increase some types of crashes and injuries. City officials continue to defend their implementation even in low-crash risk areas and continue to use flawed statistics to justify red light cameras. Now, mayoral challengers are calling for the removal of the revenue generators. We talk to David Kidwell, the Chicago Tribune reporter who broke the story, and Chicago Tonight reporter Paris Schutz about the politics of the red light camera program. Read the Tribune's study.
View a map of Chicago's red light cameras. The green dots represent the five highest revenue-generating cameras.
View a table of the intersections with fewer than four accidents per year from 2005-2007.