Greuel audit questions use of red-light cameras

City Controller Wendy Greuel will release an audit tomorrow of the city's 32 red light cameras, discussing why they weren't placed at the most dangerous intersections and concluding that the program "cannot document conclusively an increase in public safety." The program also has cost the city $2.6 million in the past two years, says Greuel. Earlier work by reporter Rich Connell at the L.A. Times has shown that red-light cameras have become an expensive way to mostly catch drivers making rolling turns, not those running through intersections as intended.

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