Statistics

Since its implementation, the Automated Red Light Camera Enforcement Program has clearly had a positive impact on traffic safety for the citizens of Plano. As indicated in the table below, crashes at the first four monitored intersections decreased significantly from March 1 through December 31, 2006, versus the same period in 2005:

Type 
2005 
2006 
Change 
Red Light Violation Crashes
37
25
-32.4 %
Total Intersection Crashes
79
40
-49.4 %

As additional cameras have become operational, we continue to be encouraged by the results of the program. The following table represents the results of an 18-month pre and post installation study of the intersections equipped with red light cameras throughout the city (includes only those intersections that have been in operation for at least 18 months).

Crash Analysis for each of the Monitored Intersections (18 Months before and after Installation of the Red Light Cameras).

Intersection
Crashes reported during
 18 months prior to
 installation of red light cameras

Crashes reported during
 18 months since
 installation of red light cameras





Red Light Violation Crashes
* Total Intersection Crashes
Red Light Violation Crashes
* Total Intersection Crashes
% Change in Total Intersection Crashes
15th Street at Independence Parkway
5
15
2
3
-80.0%
Legacy Drive at Dallas Parkway
20
60
25
35
-41.7%
Park Boulevard at Ventura Drive
13
17
9
9
-47.1%
Spring Creek Parkway at Custer Road
15
26
2
17
-34.6%
Coit Road at Spring Creek Parkway
8
20
9
20
No Change
Parker Road at Dallas Parkway
15
51
5
17
-66.7%
Plano Parkway at Dallas Parkway
19
27
20
26
-3.7%
Jupiter Road at Plano Parkway
5
10
7
16
60.0%
Preston Road at Plano Parkway
21
40
16
26
-35.0%
Dallas Parkway at Headquarters Drive1117917No Change
SH 121 at Custer Road
9
37
5
9
-75.7%
Park Boulevard at Dallas Parkway
51351515.4%
Preston Road at Spring Creek Parkway
11
28
8
15
-46.4%
Coit Road at Park Boulevard
6
19
3
12
-36.8%
Independence Parkway at Spring Creek Parkway25341426-23.5%
Park Boulevard at Preston Road382425212.5%
SH 121@Preston Road1215111713.3%
Totals
203
437
176
309
-29.3%


"Total Intersection Crashes" include those that involve a red light violation.

Crash Data

As demonstrated by the crash data below, the Automated Red Light Camera Enforcement Program has had a significant impact on traffic safety at the monitored intersections. Crashes, including those that involve injuries, continue to decrease overall city-wide.

Crashes City Wide

January 1 through December 31, 2016 (versus 2005)

Type20052016% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes543488-10.12%
Rear-End Crashes1,4641,039-29.03%
Injury Crashes2,0391,778-12.80%
Fatality Crashes159-40%
Total Crashes6,0686036-0.52%


Crash Data by Year Compared to 2005 for all 17 Monitored Intersections
The following statistics are representative of only intersections with red light cameras. The 2005 numbers change (in the last table) to capture intersections where RLCs were added.

(2005 was the last year the City of Plano did not have red light cameras)

Type20052006% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes158107
-32.3%
Total Intersection Crashes332238-28.3%
Rear-End Crashes181142-21.5%


Type20052007% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes15887-44.9%
Total Intersection Crashes332163-50.9%
Rear-End Crashes181138-23.8%


Type20052008% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes15888-44.3%
Total Intersection Crashes332158-52.4%
Rear-End Crashes181141-22.1%


Type20052009% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes15877-51.3%
Total Intersection Crashes332157-52.7%
Rear-End Crashes181116-35.9%


Type20052010% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes158120
-24.1%
Total Intersection Crashes332203-38.9%
Rear-End Crashes18186-52.5%


Type20052011% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes158127
-19.6%
Total Intersection Crashes332216-34.9%
Rear-End Crashes181101-44.2%


Type20052012% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes158108
-31.6%
Total Intersection Crashes332192-42.2%
Rear-End Crashes18178-56.9%


Type20052013% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes158126
-20.3%
Total Intersection Crashes332188-43.4%
Rear-End Crashes18191-49.7%


Type20052014% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes174104
-40.2%
Total Intersection Crashes*364183-49.7%
Rear-End Crashes18591-50.8%


Type20052015% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes17497
-44.3%
Total Intersection Crashes*364179-50.8%
Rear-End Crashes18576-58.9%


Type20052016% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes174117-32.8%
Total Intersection Crashes*364181-50.3%
Rear-End Crashes18555-70.3%


*Overall numbers changed for the 2005 statistics due to the addition of new cameras at 2 intersections in 2014.

To report a possible equipment malfunction or for inquiries regarding the payment process, you may contact the Customer Service Center at 972-422-7900 or toll free at 866-527-9470 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST). If you have additional questions regarding the City of Plano Automated Red Light Camera Enforcement Program, please contact the Program Coordinator by email or at 972-941-2459.

Type20052006% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes158107
-32.3%
Total Intersection Crashes332238-28.3%
Rear-End Crashes181142-21.5%

Type20052006% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes158107
-32.3%
Total Intersection Crashes332238-28.3%
Rear-End Crashes181142-21.5%

Type20052006% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes158107
-32.3%
Total Intersection Crashes332238-28.3%
Rear-End Crashes181142-21.5%


Type20052006% Change
Red Light Violation Crashes158107
-32.3%
Total Intersection Crashes332238-28.3%
Rear-End Crashes181142-21.5%