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A response to unfounded criticisms of Burkey and Obeng (2004) made by the IIHS (2005)

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Abstract: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety mailed an essay written by Richard Retting and Sergey Kyrychenko (IIHS, 2005) to many universities and individuals where they accused my coauthor and me of being Junk Scientists. This has become a typical pattern for the IIHS, attacking every study that fails to find a benefit of Red Light Cameras, but never criticizing work that supports their beliefs. In this paper I defend my work against their claims, and pose the question: Who are the real junk scientists?

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  • Burkey, Mark L., 2005. "A response to unfounded criticisms of Burkey and Obeng (2004) made by the IIHS (2005)," MPRA Paper 36369, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:36369
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    1. Burkey, Mark L. & Obeng, Kofi, 2004. "A detailed investigation of crash risk reduction resulting from red light cameras in small urban areas," MPRA Paper 36261, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Red Light Camera; Intersection Safety;

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    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

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