I have been thinking for a long while how red light cameras are purported to be a road safety device but in fact could be increasing the risk and consequences of an accident.
As an example, if I am driving through an intersection that I know has a red light camera and the lights go orange, then I boot the accelerator to make sure I quickly get across the intersection. The decision to stop or continue on an orange light is a judgement decision every time. By going faster across the intersection after making the decision to continue reduces the chance of getting zapped by the camera.
Does anyone see where I am coming from with this?