San Francisco Transit officials push for more red light cameras

San Francisco Transit officials push for more red light cameras

City officials want more red light cameras installed to promote traffic and pedestrian safety, discourage dangerous driving behavior and save costs in the long term.

Red light cameras have helped cut red light-running-related crashes to about one-third of what they were at the program’s inception, according to data presented to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, bringing last year’s total to around 300 injury collisions.

Despite that, there are currently only 19 active cameras at 13 locations citywide.

Members of the Board of Supervisors, who make up the Transportation Authority’s board, imagined what would be possible with a more robust program at Tuesday’s CTA meeting.