In a study cited by the Washington Times, increasing the length of a yellow light by one second reduced red light violations by up to 80%.
For safety, get rid of the damn cameras and increase the length of the yellow. For more government revenue, add more cameras and decrease the length of the yellow.
New York made its contemptible choice.
I ran a red light and got a ticket from a state cop. It was a fast road - bunch of cars - if I stopped quick as needed it could have been a rear-end situation. The yellow clearance interval was way too short - I researched it tremendously before I went to court - took video of scores of people running the red on a lazy Sunday afternoon - and walked into court with reams of research.
I won, ticket got thrown out and they wanted my research - I gave it to them - I asked them to have someone change the light, even went to the town where the light was and told them- nothing happened ....years later that light is still timed dangerously short. 50 mph road and under 3 second yellow.
But no red light camera——yet