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A commentary article written by ODU Professor Bryan Porter promoting photo enforcement at red-light intersections was published in the Washington Post on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Porter, an associate professor of psychology, has done extensive research involving red-light running and other traffic safety issues. His commentary describes the frustration he felt when he appeared early in February before a Virginia House of Delegates' subcommittee considering photo red-light legislation.

The subcommittee killed the legislation, acting counter to Porter's expert testimony.

Delegates voting against the bills said photo enforcement causes due-process and privacy problems. Porter contended in the commentary that the legislation adequately addressed potential problems and that his research shows photo red-light enforcement is a boon to public safety. He also argued that photo enforcement is overwhelmingly supported by the public.

Porter has become known nationally for his research involving red-light running, tailgating and other traffic safety issues, and is often quoted in articles about these subjects.

To view the article visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/17/AR2006021701736.html.

This article was posted on: February 22, 2006

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