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ATS’ Newsletter, Issue 21

April 28th, 2011 Comments off


Daily News photo by Andy Holzman
Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Gregg reviews video of a red-light violator who caused a crash in the city where 32 Red-Light Safety Cameras are in place. On Tuesday, the City Council approved a three-month contract extension with American Traffic Solutions.  Daily News, April 26, 2011.

American Traffic Solutions and the city of Orlando, Florida, have agreed on a one-year contract extension. The agreement provides for Road Safety Cameras to be installed at five additional approaches.
  
ATS Red-Light Safety Cameras become operational at five locations in Juno Beach, Florida, on Sunday May 1. Fines are $158 and drivers do not receive points on their license.
ATS Volunteers Spruce Up City Park
EVLiving.com (Arizona), April 23, 2011
More than 30 volunteers from American Traffic Solutions and University Heights Neighborhood Association made a difference in the Tempe community by planting 13 trees in Creamery Park on April 16.
“Killing red-light cameras would be a staggering disaster for road safety.” @orlandosentinel http://bit.ly/fcWeEs  #roadsafety
 

Red-Light Running Fines Pay for City Projects
WNPV AM 1440 (Pennsylvania), April 27, 2011

From traffic signal upgrades to a solar-powered fire station warning system, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says fines collected through red-light enforcement cameras in Philadelphia are paying for a number of suburban traffic projects.

Neptune Township Officials Push for Red-Light Safety Cameras
The Daily Journal (New Jersey), April 26, 2011

While red-light cameras have become the source of public scrutiny across the nation, township officials are joining a handful of communities looking to utilize them as a safety tool.

Motorcyclist Runs Red Light, Dies in Crash
St. Petersburg Times (Florida), April 25, 2011

A motorcyclist died late Sunday after running a red light and crashing into a car in New Port Richey, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Daily Camera photo by Mark Leffingwell
Tom Kilpatrick, a photo-radar technician for the Boulder Police Department, monitors equipment inside one of the city’s two new mobile speed vans.

Boulder Gets New Mobile Speed Vans, Red-Light Cameras
The Daily Camera (Colorado), April 22, 2011

Boulder police have two shiny new vans taking pictures of speeders, and the city has completed upgrades on seven of its eight red-light cameras under a new contract with American Traffic Solutions. The partnership positioned the city to convert its entire system of photo-based traffic enforcement to all-digital images for the first time.

Editorial: Our Take on Red-Light Camera Repeal
Orlando Sentinal (Florida), April 27, 2011

In 2010, state lawmakers finally uncorked the political will that had been bottled up for nearly eight years and approved statewide use of red-light cameras. Yet, not even a year later, the lifesaving devices idle at another legislative crossroads.

Straight Talk: ATS Answers Challenges to Cameras
Asbury Park Press (New Jersey), April 22, 2011

Charles Callari, ATS’ New Jersey regional business development director, and Dan Hoven, vice president of business development, answer questions from the editorial board about the use of Road Safety Camera Programs.

Spokane Approves Cameras at 4 More Intersections
KREM TV CBS Channel 2, KREM.com (Washington), April 26, 2011

Spokane City Council voted unanimously to add red-light safety cameras at four more intersections in the city.  Spokane Police say they see crashes declining at the seven intersections already equipped with cameras.

Scary Crash in Missouri
ATS Road Safety Channel, April 26, 2011

This collision occurred in Excelsior Springs as one motorist crossed in front of two approaching cars.

Red-Light Safety Camera Bill Advances in Legislature
WTIC Channel 61, FOXCT (Connecticut), April 24, 2011

A bill that would authorize red-light cameras in 13 municipalities with populations of 60,000 or more, and would fine motorists at least $124 per ticket has made a steady advance in this legislative session, winning the approval of two legislative committees so far.

“From a law enforcement perspective, traffic enforcement is a proven way to enhance public safety. We can’t find a negative side to it.”
Robert Adams, Police Chief of Neptune Township, New Jersey
The Daily Journal, April 26, 2011

“Let’s not escape the fact that it’s the law and somewhere along the way it became optional (to obey speed limits).”
William J. McMahon, Police Chief of Howard County, Maryland
The Baltimore Sun, April 26, 2011

“I like personal freedom as much as anyone, but I can’t travel through a speed zone at anything more than 15 mph, and I can’t run through red lights, either.”
Ed Hooper, Florida state Representative, R-Clearwater
WPTV Channel 5, April 20, 2011


Asbury Park Press photo by Thomas P. Costello
Red-light safety cameras are taking their place amid dangerous intersections in New Jersey, where the state Department of Transportation has approved cameras at 51 intersections. At least four other communities are awaiting approval to use the technology. Brick Township (pictured) was among the first 25 towns in the state that received DOT’s approval to use cameras as part of a five-year pilot program. SOURCE: The Daily Journal, April 26, 2011.

Washington
Since red-light safety cameras became operational in October 2008, the city of Spokane has issued more than 20,000 traffic citations based on evidence collected by the cameras. SOURCE: KREM TV CBS Channel 2, April 26, 2011.

Florida
Speeding violations fell 60 percent in Juno Beach while the city utilized mobile speed safety vans. SOURCE: The Palm Beach Post News, April 25, 2011.

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ATS, Newsletter, Issue 20

April 20th, 2011 Comments off


The Bellingham Herald photo by Philip A. Dwyer

Mom’s Foundation Preserves Legacy of 2-year-old Daughter
The Bellingham Herald/TheNewsTribune.com (Washington), April 17, 2011

Seven seconds is all it took to end the life of a Bellingham toddler and irrevocably change the lives of many, many others. The crash occurred in a 20 mph school zone.

Maryland Cities Dedicate Speed Camera Revenue to Safety
KensingtonPatch.com, April 20, 2011

Cities and counties across Maryland are reaping the benefits of revenue from speed cameras, with the money going toward video cameras in police cars, longer police station operating hours and matching funds for federal public safety grants, among other projects.

Bill to Put Traffic Cameras on School Buses Goes to Governor
The Everett Herald/MSNBC.com (Washington), April 19, 2011

School buses may soon be equipped with cameras to photograph cars that illegally pass a bus when it is stopped to let students on and off. The bill, which would let law enforcement officers issue tickets based on the photographic evidence, now goes to Gov. Chris Gregoire for consideration.

Delaware Department of Transportation has extended its Road Safety Camera Program agreement with American Traffic Solutions for three years. ATS will retrofit DelDOT’s existing system with ATS cameras and expand the program with 10 to 20 additional red light safety cameras.

@HC_Sheriff HCSO Round 3: Red Light Runners Can’t Outrun The Cameras http://t.co/OBND0Ac via @youtube

St. Petersburg Considers Contract with ATS
St. Petersburg Times/TampaBay.com, April 20, 2011

City officials are preparing to approve a much-anticipated contract on Thursday: They will hire a company to install and operate cameras at up to 20 intersections to nab motorists who run red lights.

Red Light Safety Cameras Make List of Lifesaving Innovations
FoxBusiness.com, April 20, 2011

New technologies are making driving a safer experience for millions of Americans, and bringing down car insurance rates to boot. Here are five driving innovations that are making the roads safer – and one that isn’t.

Red Light Safety Camera Bill Progresses Through Connecticut Legislature
New Haven Register, April 18, 2011

The red light camera legislation had an easy drive through a second committee Monday, passing out of Planning and Development 17-2 with a review by the Judiciary Committee up next.

Police Suspect Driver Ran Red Light before Fatal Collision
El Paso Times (Texas), April 19, 2011

The force of impact between two pickup trucks at an intersection in El Paso’s Lower Valley community threw a female passenger out of her vehicle and to her death.

Police Say Bluff City Cameras Proving Successful
Bristol Herald Courier/TriCities.com (Tennessee), April 17, 2011

Bluff City Police Chief David Nelson says declining accident rates and fewer camera-based citations can mean only one thing: People who drive through Piney Flats have started slowing down, paying more attention and in general improving their driving habits since the speed camera program started issuing tickets last winter.

With Houston’s Red Light Safety Cameras Down, Violations Skyrocket
CultureMap.com (Texas), April 17, 2011

Nearly six months after a Houston referendum took down the city’s network of red light cameras, data released by American Traffic Solutions show drivers’ cautious attitude toward red lights is in reverse. Ten high-traffic intersections that had seen noticeable decreases in violations when the cameras were installed, now show unprecedented increases.

Letter to Editor: Let’s Clear Up Misinformation about Cameras
The Daily News/TDN.com (Washington), April 18, 2011

It is unfortunate that many people do not have the correct information about Longview’s red-light cameras. … One overlooked fact is that all infractions are first seen (in video and still photo) by a Longview police officer to confirm an infraction has been committed before being submitted for collection.

Letter to Editor: Faulting Others for Our Own Actions
Caller.com, April 18, 2011

Lately I have been reading the comments about the red-light cameras and speeding cameras. … Why is it that the simple answer is always overlooked? If you don’t want your picture taken — don’t run red lights or speed. If you want to deprive the cities of all that extra money — don’t run red lights or speed.

Letter to Editor: Red-Light Runner Changed My Life Permanently
PalmBeachPost.com (Florida), April 17, 2011

In response to the editorial “Privacy isn’t the problem,” which criticized red-light camera programs, at 18 years old I had my whole life ahead of me. … And then my life changed when I was broadsided by a dump truck that ran a red light.

Letter to Editor: Howard County Police Chief Supports School Zone Cameras
Columbia Flier (Maryland), April 16, 2011

Slowing drivers down has always been a challenge for law enforcement. We are especially concerned about the effect speeding drivers can have on the safety of children. That’s why the police department is supporting the use of speed cameras in school zones in Howard County.

New Jersey City Sends Message that Red Light Safety Cameras Are Working
City of Linden, New Jersey, Website

Linden has posted a red-light running video on its city Website showing just how drivers are putting others at risk on their community’s streets.

Red-Light Runner Involved in Collision
KPHO TV Channel 5 (Arizona), April 18, 2011

Two people were injured in this collision (above) in Mesa involving a red-light-running vehicle.

State Lawmakers Consider Additional Red Light Safety Cameras
WIAT TV/CBS42.com (Alabama), April 17, 2011

The Alabama State Legislature is set to discuss whether to place red light cameras in two local cities and, possibly, across Jefferson County.

“Some would ask, ‘How many kids have we had killed in school zones so far, chief? Well, I’m not waiting until the answer is ‘Oh, now we have one, let’s go forward.’ That’s time that’s wasted. That’s way too late.”
William McMahon, Howard County police chief
Kensington Patch (Maryland), April 20, 2011

“We want to have red light cameras.  We want to use this technology in our cities to help reduce the amount of traffic accidents caused by red lights.”
Johnathan Austin, Birmingham city councilman
WIAT TV/ CBS 42.com (Alabama), April 19, 2011

“It’s always the innocent guy that gets whacked by somebody flying through (a red light).”
Steve Cassano, Connecticut state senator, D-Manchester
CTPost.com (Connecticut), April 16, 2011

California
It would take the equivalent of 100 Los Angeles Police Department officers to produce the same results red light safety cameras have recorded at 32 intersections in L.A., where collisions have fallen 63 percent and fatalities have been at zero since the cameras were installed. SOURCE: LAPD Sgt. Matthew MacWillie in an interview with Bay Area News Group, April 19, 2011.

Tennessee
Citations issued by police from speed compliance camera data have fallen 29.5 percent in Bluff City for the first 10 weeks of 2011 compared with the first 10 weeks of 2010. SOURCE: TriCities.com, April 17, 2011. 

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ATS’ Newsletter, Issue 19

April 14th, 2011 Comments off

 


New Haven Independent photos
Safe street advocates carried signs to remind motorists to stop on red in downtown New Haven, Conn., last week. The 20-minute demonstration also focused attention on a bill in the state legislature that would allow cities to use red light safety cameras. New Haven Independent, April 11, 2011. 

The Borough of Bound Brook, New Jersey, has selected American Traffic Solutions as its Red Light Safety Camera vendor.

Boyton Beach, Fla., activates its red light safety cameras at two intersections on April 15. Warnings but no fines will be issued for 30 days. Sun Sentinel. April 14, 2011.

Red light safety cameras will be installed at 10 different intersections in Sunrise, Fla. An activation date has yet to be announced. WSVN-TV Channel 7 News. April 11, 2011.

Thank you! RT @renh77: These people are ridiculous. The only reason to protest red light cams is b/c you are running red lights! @todayshow

Red-Light Runner Injures Police Officer
WTAE TV Channel 4 (Pennsylvania), April 12, 2011

A Pittsburgh police officer was injured when a private vehicle ran a red light and collided with the officer’s patrol car. The officer suffered minor injuries.


The Star-Ledger photo by Aristide Economopoulos

New Jersey Communities with Red Light Safety Cameras Grow in Number
Newsworks.org (New Jersey), April 11, 2011

The Department of Transportation has plans to have red-light safety cameras in two dozen municipalities by January 2013. That’s twice the number of towns with cameras currently installed. East Brunswick (above) is among the cities with cameras.


KABC Channel 7, Los AngelesL.A. Council Panels Urge Longer Red Light Safety Camera Contract
Los Angeles Daily News (California), April 11, 2011

Two Los Angeles City Council panels on Monday recommended extending the contract for red-light cameras by three months. The temporary action, affecting cameras at 32 intersections operated by American Traffic Solutions, allows the Los Angeles Police Department to consider a longer-term contract.

School Officials Condemn Bill Banning Red Light Safety Cameras
Lumina News (North Carolina), April 10, 2011

A North Carolina Senate bill titled “Outlaw Red Light Camera Systems” has sparked strong opposition from New Hanover County school officials, who issued a joint statement against the measure.

More than 450 Red-Light Tickets Issued in Cameras’ 1st Month
The Daily News (Washington), April 9, 2011

The city of Longview issued 456 tickets to red-light runners in the first 30 days after it installed cameras to enforce traffic rules at three Ocean Beach highway intersections. That’s more than double the 194 red-light tickets that Longview police issued citywide in all of 2010.

10 Cities Sign with American Traffic Solutions in 2011′s 1st Quarter
ATS press release, April 13, 2011

In the first quarter of 2011, 10 cities in Colorado, Florida, Missouri and New Jersey signed contracts with American Traffic Solutions to install and maintain more than 100 red-light safety and speed safety cameras, furthering ATS’ position as North America’s market leader in road safety camera installations.

Commentary: ‘Report’ Findings Are Wrong; Red Light Safety Cameras Save Lives
Los Angeles Daily News, April 13, 2011

Despite all of the progress that has been in reducing traffic fatalities, a vocal minority of citizens continues to advocate policies that if implemented, would reverse these trends. … Recently, this debate has heated up in Los Angeles, where misinformation – even disinformation – about the program has been spread by groups that have made their mark by opposing government safety regulations of any kind.

Editorial: Red Light Safety Camera Ban Stomps on Safety, Local Control
The Fayetteville Observer, April 13, 2011

The General Assembly is trying to run a red light, but it has no business driving down that street.

Editorial: Florida Shouldn’t Abandon Lifesaving Red-Light Cameras
Tampa Tribune/TBO.com, April 12, 2011

Misguided libertarian groups have scheduled protests against red-light cameras today. It is hard to understand why. Red-light cameras save money and lives. They efficiently and economically increase public safety, enhance traffic flow and aid police officers. And they are no threat to anyone but lawbreakers.

Letter to Editor: Traffic Laws Are Meant to Keep Everyone Safe
TheLedger.com (Florida), April 11, 2011

A word of advice for drivers, whether they heed it or not. Slow down and obey the traffic laws. They are meant to keep you safe too.

Letter to Editor: Red Light Safety Cameras Save Lives
New Haven Register (Connecticut), April 10, 2011

As a pediatric emergency department physician, the public health and safety benefits of traffic safety cameras are clear.

Letter to Editor: Red Light Safety Cameras Reduce Crashes
Star Local News (Texas), April 9, 2011

Port Lavaca reported an 87 percent drop in red-light running violations. … Garland saw a 25 percent reduction in crash fatalities. … Dallas saw a 61 percent reduction in crashes. Safety cameras are sending a clear message to drivers that red means stop.

Driver Indicted in Red-Light Running Collision that Killed Child
WCPO TV Channel 9 (Ohio), April 12, 2011

The man charged in the hit-and-run accident that killed a 3-year-old boy and critically injured the toddler’s mother earlier this month has been indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury.

Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office Responds to Camera Demonstrators
WTSP TV Channel 10 (Florida), April 12, 2011

Sheriff’s Cpl. Troy Morgan urges people to visit the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office website and watch the videos of blatant red light runners. “See whether or not you believe those people should be issued a citation for running red lights when there’s no law enforcement officer,” he says.

“People who take the chance to run red lights should be fined to the greatest amount possible. A $20 fine is nothing. Several hundreds should be the norm because they destroy lives and families that cannot be replaced.”
Stuart Clift, Lake Stevens, Wash., resident and letter to editor author
The Herald (Washington), April 9, 2011

“It tells me we have a problem with traffic control. These people are just blowing through the intersections.”
Kurt Anagnostou, Longview city mayor, on city’s red light safety cameras detecting 456 red-light runners in one month
The Daily News (Washington), April 9, 2011

“We believe the cameras make intersections safer and hopefully their presence will change the driving behavior of people running red lights. We are a firm believer in the program and would like to increase the number of cameras in the city in the future.”
Greg Barnett, Frisco Police Department officer
Frisco Enterprise Star (Texas), April 12, 2011

Texas
Frisco’s three cameras at two intersections issued 472 warning violations during the 31-day introductory phase for the city’s red light safety camera program. The warning phase ended March 28. SOURCE: Frisco Enterprise Star, April 12, 2011.

North Carolina
Collisions at the 13 intersections with red light safety cameras in Wilmington have fallen by more than 30 percent and injuries have fallen by nearly 40 percent. SOURCE: WECT TV, Channel 6, April 11, 2011.

Washington
Red-light runners at three intersections generated 456 tickets for the first 30 days of Longview’s red light safety camera program, more than double the 194 tickets police issued for all of 2010. An additional 426 speeding tickets were issued to motorists in school zones in those same 30 days. SOURCE: The Daily News, April 9, 2011.

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ATS’ Newsletter, Issue 18

April 7th, 2011 Comments off

 
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Tampa City Council approved a three-year contract on Thursday with American Traffic Solutions to install and maintain red light safety cameras at dangerous intersections.

#Mom saved child’s life in crash caused by truck that ran red light in #Wyoming via @michigannews  http://bit.ly/gRrfyP

Tampa City Council Approves Red-Light Cameras
Tampa Tribune/TBO.com (Florida), April 7, 2011

About a month after selecting American Traffic Solutions as its vendor to install and maintain a road safety camera program, the Tampa City Council accepted a three-year contract with the company on Thursday. “I think the evidence is strong that this will save lives,” Councilman Harry Cohen said.

L.A. Extends Red Light Safety Camera Contract
Daily News (California),  April 5, 2011

An extension of up to three months for an expiring contract for the city’s controversial red-light camera program was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Commission.

City Buys Defibrillators with Red Light Safety Camera Fines
KAET Channel 7, (Iowa), April 5, 2011

State Rep. Mark Brandenburg’s heart attack last month at a legislative coffee was a wake-up call for Council Bluffs to act on an idea it kicked around a year ago — purchase electronic defibrillators. The city has since bought 19 of the devices with money from red light camera fines, and will have them placed in public buildings.

Tennessee Lawmaker’s Right-on-Red Bill Defeated
Herald & Tribune, April 5, 2011

A legislator’s proposal to allow drivers to yield at red lights came to a halt last week. Under the proposal, motorists would no longer have to come to a complete stop before turning right on red, but instead would only have to yield.

Court, not City, Sets Traffic Fines in Capitola
SantaCruzLive.com (California), April 4, 2011

The Santa Cruz Superior Court sets vehicle fines. … The amount above $150.19 are fines, and administrative costs to the court. Also, the defendant’s previous driving record factors into the fine.

Call Goes Out to Keep Red Light Safety Cameras in L.A.
SafeRoadsSaveLives.org (Washington, D.C.), April 4, 2011

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) has called on the city of Los Angeles to continue its highly successful red light safety camera program. NCSR president and executive director David Kelly said the program has proven it makes communities safer.


Commentary: Hallandale Mayor Says Cameras Protect Lives
TheLedger.com (Florida), April 6, 2011

Envision losing your grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse, friend or the unthinkable — a child — because a driver ran a red light. If you could, would you want to reduce the number of serious collisions on the streets of your community, and require drivers to be more responsible?

Editorial: No Sense in Unplugging Red Light Cameras so Quickly
Sun-Sentinel.com (Florida), April 6, 2011

A state Senate committee has now joined a House one in unwisely and prematurely backing a measure to rescind the blessing on red-light cameras the Legislature granted only last year. … The potential safety pluses outweigh the logistical kinks. It’s worth continuing this experiment.

Editorial: See a Red Light? Stop
FrederickNewsPost.com (Maryland), April 6, 2011

Cameras in Frederick have done what they are supposed to do: stop red light running and curtail crashes. Whether you like cameras or not, feel they are one small step toward a Big Brother state, or a vital tool for law enforcement, it’s hard to argue with their success.

Editorial: Don’t Repeal Life-Saving Red Light Camera Law
Bradenton Herald (Florida), April 5, 2011

Fresh opposition to Florida’s 2010 law establishing standards for cameras at intersections to capture motorists running red lights is again trying to frame the debate as a rights issue. … The innocent victims of reckless drivers barreling through red lights should be the focus of any rights debate — not the lawbreakers who kill and maim hapless souls in horrific collisions. … The right to life supersedes the ill-conceived privacy contention.

Letter to Editor: Cameras Approved too Late
TheLedger.com (Florida), April 6, 2011

I wish Haines City would have been using the red-light cameras on March 8 three years ago. Someone ran a red light at the corner of West Commerce Avenue and U.S. 27. Carol Grant might still be alive.

Letter to Editor: Red Light Violators Should Take Responsibility for their Actions
Napa Valley Register (California), April 6, 2011

If you make a mistake, and get caught on camera running a red light, take responsibility for it, pay the fine and be grateful no one got hurt, or worse.

Letter to Editor: Blame Hurried Drivers for Rear-End Collisions
FloridaToday.com, April 5, 2011

In response to Tuesday’s letter, “Red-light cameras cause collisions,” I think the major cause of the rear-end collisions cited by the writer is the bad driving habits of the second driver.

Letter to Editor: Red Means Stop
Amarillo-Globe News (Texas), April 5, 2011

As the spouse and parent of red-light running victims, I know all too well that one careless decision could have detrimental consequences, in many cases affecting innocent bystanders rather than those actually breaking the law.

Memphis Councilman Wants Speed Cameras
MyFoxMemphis, Channel 13 (Tennessee), April 6, 2011

To improve driver safety, Memphis city councilman Myron Lowery wants to add speed enforcement to the capability of red light cameras installed throughout the city. That means, red light cameras would start sending tickets to speeders caught by the cameras.

Driver Runs Red Light, Kills Jogger
The Sacramento Bee (California), April 6, 2011

Elk Grove police said the traffic signal had been red for several seconds when the driver entered the intersection and collided with the 53-year-old woman, who was out jogging.

Despite Opposition, Germantown, Tenn., Supports Intersection Cameras
MyFoxMemphis, Channel 13 (Tennessee), April 6, 2011

Video after video after video from the Germantown Police Department shows cars and even semi’s running red lights and slamming into other cars. One car can be seen running the light 31 seconds after it turned red. The city was the first in the state to get the cameras, in 2002.

If Only They Had Stopped
ATS Road Safety Channel, March 30, 2011

This in-house video shows the danger all motorists face when anyone runs a red light.

“Saving any life – how do you put a price on that? At this point, we feel very confident that this is an appropriate program.”
Tom McDonald, Los Angeles Police Department’s Emergency Operations Division captain
Los Angeles Daily News, April 5, 2011

“Because of budget constraints and unfunded mandates, local governments have limited law-enforcement resources. Not being able to pay as many police officers is a challenge, but instead of putting cities and towns at risk with fewer officers on the streets, red-light traffic cameras can still effectively enforce the law, and allow officers to do their job — protect citizens.”
Joy Cooper, mayor of Hallandale Beach and president of Florida League of Cities
TheLedger.com, April 6, 2011

“The automated enforcement program doesn’t just hang cameras in place and bring in money. … We’re all about what we can do to reduce the number of accidents at the intersection. It certainly has cut down on fatal crashes.”
Patrick Lawton, Germantown, Tenn., city administrator
MyFoxMemphis, Channel 13, April 6, 2011 


Grand Rapids Press photo by Amanda Loman
The hospital has released the 8-year-old girl who escaped serious injuries in this red light running crash while standing on the sidewalk with her mother. Grand Rapids Press (Wyoming), April 7, 2011.

Maryland
At the intersection of Thomas Johnson Drive and Opossumtown Pike, in Frederick, the number of crashes dropped from 32 from 1999 to 2002 to three from 2009 to 2010. SOURCE: FrederickNewsPost.com, April 6, 2011.

National
More than four out of every five work zone fatalities are motorists, not construction workers. Drive carefully, National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 4-9. SOURCE: Federal Highway Administration, April 4, 2011.

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