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Red-Light Cameras Reducing Accidents

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REHOBOTH BEACH, De.- Officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation say red-light traffic cameras are significantly reducing the amount of car accidents at dangerous intersections.

According to research by DelDOT, angle crashes are down 47 percent and red-light running crashes are down 29 percent at intersections with the high-tech cameras.

The cameras shoot high-resolution photographs of cars traveling through an intersection with a red light. The driver is identified by license plate number and sent a $112.50 fine to their registered mailing address. If the fine isn't paid in 30 days, the amount goes up.

"My dad gets them a lot and it makes him angry," said Travis Miller of Wilmington.

"I think people should be responsible [when driving] regardless if someone is watching or not," says Joey Mullin of Wilmington.

As of 2012, there were approximately 30 intersections with red-light cameras in Delaware.

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