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January 9, 2012

Run Red Lights And You Could Become A Viral Video Star

Finally, someone has found a good use for those ever-watching red light cameras. American Traffic Solutions, the top supplier of red light cameras in the U.S., has started posting online videos of cars speeding through red lights.

The thought is that people will think twice about running red lights if they know that by doing so they may become, albeit against their will, online video stars. “There are so many people that think their time is more valuable than your life,” said Russ Rader, of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in an interview with ABC 7 News, Washington.

Though there remains some controversy over these cameras, with some claiming that they cause rear-end collisions as people quickly stop to avoid having their photos taken, at least one study by the IIHS determined that the cameras have saved lives by reducing the number of deadly accidents in intersections.

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Image by samantha celera

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