Do Red Light Cameras Save Lives?

Traffic studies done by the National Traffic and Safety Administration show that red light cameras installed at major intersections save lives. They slow drivers down and improve safety for other drivers and pedestrians that can be seriously injured or killed by a driver running a red light.

In 2014, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed data from accident statistics that showed 126,000 people were injured and 710 people were killed due to drivers running red lights. As a result of these findings, many cities around the country installed red light cameras to reduce accidents and improve traffic safety. When red light cameras capture a picture of a vehicle passing through an intersection after the light turns red, the image is turned over to law enforcement. Police investigate the photo, check the license plate, and issue a traffic ticket to the registered owner of the vehicle.

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What Are The Requirements For Employment Equity Reporting?

Employment Equity reports are a major component of the process that encourages and monitors the proper implementation of the Employment Equity Act. It is also vital for attaining Employment Equity certification.

The question you may want to ask, though, is what exactly is required for proper reporting?

Who: Designated Employers

Firstly, designated employers need to implement Employment Equity plans and reports.

A designated employer is any employer with 50 or more employees, or one who has fewer employees but brings in an annual turnover matching the relevant categories in Schedule 4 of the Act. Alternatively, employers may also volunteer to be recognised as designated employers.

What: The required actions

As a starting point, designated employers are required to appoint an Employment Equity Manager, as well as an Employment Equity Committee. All individuals appointed here need to accurately and fairly represent the company‚Äôs demographic makeup (according to race, gender, disability, … Read the rest

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