According to The Pueblo Chieftain, the presence of red light cameras have reduced the number of traffic collisions at two major Pueblo intersections. Both intersections of Thatcher and Prairie and of U.S. 50 at Norwood Avenue have seen a dramatic drop in side impact collisions since the installment of red light automatic cameras in 2009. The city traffic engineer has stated that broadside collisions have dropped from around 26 percent to about 5 percent and has consequently made these intersections safer for drivers. Even though these red light cameras appear to be beneficial in these cases, many complaints throughout other local cities claim the cameras are intrusive and have little impact on general safety.
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Traffic safety is a major concern for government officials and if red light cameras are showing statistical evidence of producing less accidents then the city of Pueblo should support the effort. Auto collisions are devastating for everyone and all safety procedures should be utilized by the government and by the drivers themselves.
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