New York City has the most traffic cameras as of 2012, with 451 camera locations across its metropolitan area. The high number ensures that police diligently enforce speed limits and traffic regulations on its busy roads.
On the other hand, Chicago has the most red light traffic cameras in the country with 418 locations. Another city with a large number of traffic cameras is Washington, D.C., which has 349. Driving app Trapster compiled the DC data based on 15 million driver reports on the locations of traffic cameras and speed traps.
Traffic enforcement cameras record traffic violations such as vehicles running through red lights, speeding and improper use of bus lanes. Some motorists oppose traffic cameras as revenue generating rather than true traffic enforcement, and some cities, such as Anchorage, Alaska and College Station, Texas, voted to reject their use in referendums.