Before Huntington Beach spends thousands of dollars to install and then maintain red-light cameras, has anyone thought of delaying the red lights (“City readies red-light cameras,” March 5)? What do I mean? When a light turns red, delay the other side from turning green by a few moments.
This would allow an intersection to be at a total standstill. If a car should run the red light, it would decrease the possibility of an accident and also allow the “safe” passage of a police car to follow that car. From what I read in the article, safety is the issue — not revenue generation.
I am not a traffic engineer, but in my mind, this should be tried first at all top-10 intersections before a decision to spend all this money is made.