Following the rules of the road
To help make roads safer, start by being a defensive and cautious driver. That means:5
- Don’t be distracted – put down your phone and focus on the road.
- Leave plenty of space between your car and the vehicle ahead of you.
- Follow the speed limit.
- Slow down at yellow lights – never speed up to rush through them.
Additionally, you can voice your support for your community’s red light camera program (or your desire for one) at your city’s next town hall meeting.
Hu says transparency is key to a successful red light camera program. “The community should always publicize any change to the program, including new camera locations. The important part is to bring the public in and take them along the entire process.”
Red light camera programs don’t have to be an adversarial presence in your community. Think of them as an incentive for fellow drivers to prioritize the safety of others.