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Reading and writing fill in the blanks practice exercise. Below is text with blanks. Choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.

Cameras that catch the drivers who blow through red lights are there to improve safety, by discouraging the light running.  But such cameras actually increase the likelihood of car crashes.  Because more drivers jam on the breaks in an attempt to make a late stop at (1) …………………. camera (2) …………………………. .  That’s the finding of a study done by (3) …………………………… at the University of South Florida College of Public Health. They decided to look into the issue because Florida (4) ……………………… are considering installing many more such cameras around the state.  The researchers contend that other studies (5) …………………… cameras with fewer crashes and injuries are flawed—those studies were linked with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an (6) …………………… group.  But insurers may profit from red light cameras, because revenues go up with increased citations and (7) …………………….. . According to a new report ; North Carolina, Virginia and Ontario all had increased crash rates and injuries associated with red light cameras.

(1) neutralized, delight, red-light, prophesied
(2) adolescence, intersections, peppers, precious
(3) researchers, weaknesses, sequences, wheedles
(4) essentials, projectiles, officials, reminiscence
(5) devastating, associating, grating, commemorating
(6) industry, salinity, chemically, seventy
(7) anomalous, clamminess, maleficence, accidents

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