(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Des Moines Police say since the city implemented the Automated Traffic Enforcement program in June 2011, there has been a reduction in the number of accidents reported.
Cameras were placed at five intersections on the eastbound side of Interstate 235 as part of the program, to address stop sign violations and speeding. A release issued by Des Moines Police on Monday stated that data collected from the locations where the cameras were installed show that the number of crashes has declined.
According to the release, the intersections where the cameras were installed saw a total of 19 crashes in 2010; 11 crashes in 2011; and five crashes in 2012.
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