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WBIR-TV and WATE-TV and other local outlets featured a UT study which analyzed the dilemmas in sustaining red light camera programs to determine if traffic control measures intended to boost red light revenue—such as shortening yellow light time or increasing the speed limit on a street—compromise safety. The study by professors Lee Han, Chris Cherry and Qiang Yang in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is published in this month’s issue of Transport Policy journal. “You have a program that costs money to run privately-provided systems, and in order to pay for those systems you have to generate revenue,” Cherry told WATE-TV of the conundrum municipalities face in supporting the programs. WBIR-TV’s story can be found at WBIR-TV’s website. WATE-TV’s story can be found at WATE-TV’s website.