- Associated Press - Sunday, April 20, 2014

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state report shows Delaware’s red-light cameras are reducing the frequency of dangerous crashes at 30 intersections, even as they bring in fewer dollars than in past years.

The News Journal (http://delonline.us/1i2M2bL ) reports the Delaware Department of Transportation’s program generated more than 39,000 red-light tickets and about $4 million in fines last year. Fines are $112.50 each. After the program’s expenses, it brought in just under $900,000.

DelDOT says it has seen an average 29 percent decline in red-light-running crashes since the program began. There’s been a 47 percent drop in the most severe type of crashes. However, the total number of crashes at intersections remains unchanged due to an increase in rear-end crashes.

The state has not installed or relocated cameras in recent years due to funding constraints.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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