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Fewer Communities Using Red-Light Cameras

trekandshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A growing number of communities are putting the brakes on those red-light cameras that are supposed to catch speeders and prevent crashes.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the number of cities and towns using the cameras is down 6 percent since 2012.

Some studies claim the cameras might actually increase accidents, and some officials say too many drivers get ticketed when they shouldn't.

Still, some big cities -- like New York and Chicago -- are moving the other way and adding more cameras. 

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