Red-light cameras cause wrecks?
A new study by the University of South Florida finds that red-light cameras - the kind Cincinnati's in the process of going out to bid for - actually cause more accidents than they prevent.
Other studies have come to different conclusions, true. But this one says that because drivers knew they were being watched by the cameras, they slammed on their brakes when the light turned yellow. Those quick stops, the study says, caused other people to wreck into them.
Check out the Tampa story here.
Cincinnati City Council agreed on a budget that counts on $1 milion in fine revenue from red-light cameras this year. But a memo from City Manager Milton Dohoney's office says there's no way cameras can be in operation here until the fall, making it impossible to raise so much money this year.