God bless nonprofit journalism.Â The Texas Tribune put up an awesome application today that lets you look at red-light camera statistics and locations from all over the state.
From July 2008 through June 2009, Duncanville’s camera at U.S. 67 and Danieldale Road is the state champ, and the only intersection to generate more than $1 million in revenue. If Arlington’s Cooper Street and Pioneer Parkway can push just a little bit harder, it might be able to hit seven figures itself in the next year.
By comparison, Dallas’ biggest moneymaker was Lovers Lane and Northwest Highway (Location unknown: See update), with a paltry $777,735. (Wait, Lovers Lane intersects Northwest Highway?) Looks to me like there’s some real potential out there at Loop 12 and Northwest Highway. They generated $655,988 and still managed to have 54 crashes. Surely there’s some law-breaking that not even the camera is catching.
Time to pull this data into an Excel spreadsheet and have some real fun…
UPDATE: So Lovers Lane does intersect Northwest Highway, but there’s no traffic light there. Further, it’s not on the latest list of red-light camera locations from the city. So what intersection does Texas Tribune mean?
UPDATE UPDATE: Texas Tribune has answered in the comments. It’s Central and Lovers that brings in the most revenue of the red-light cameras in Dallas.