Red-Light Cameras Increase Accidents

So says a New Jersey Department of Transportation report that looked at 24 intersections around the state, including ones in Deptford and Glassboro. While some good has come of the installation of the merciless robotic eyes — citations for running red lights dropped by 50 percent, and T-bone crashes have dipped 15 percent — it turns out that people slamming on their brakes to avoid getting nailed with a fine are instead getting nailed from behind 20 percent more often. [The Star-Ledger]