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WASHINGTON -- A new study finds that red light cameras are
saving lives by helping Americans remember that red means stop.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is releasing a study
Tuesday that reports that the cameras have reduced fatal crashes by
24 percent in 14 large cities where the devices were introduced
between 1996 and 2004.

Institute President Adrian Lund says the study shows red light
cameras work, crediting them with saving hundreds of lives.

National Motorists Association Executive Director Gary Biller
disputes the institute's finding that the cameras have reduced
deaths. It cites previous studies that found that the cameras
increase crashes. He says there are cheaper alternatives to
cameras, such as lengthening yellow lights or improving sight
lines.

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