Soheil Sohrabi from Texas A&M University, College, Station, TX, USA, won the Daniel B. Fambro Student Paper Award for his paper, “Impacts of Red-Light Cameras on Intersection Safety: A Bayesian Hierarchical Spatial Model.” The paper focuses on enforcing red-light runners, which is known as an engineering solution to enhance intersection safety. However, the efficiency of automated Red-Light Camera (RLC) programs is always questioned mainly because of the inaccuracy in post-implementation reviews and difficulties with the financial viability of the program. A model is proposed to capture the effect of RLCs on intersection safety by including the spatial dependency between intersections crashes, unobserved heterogeneity, and the spillover effect of enforcing cameras.
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