Archive for November, 2017

ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 7, Issue 24

November 29th, 2017 Comments off

Boynton Beach Police Department Red-Light Running Video on Facebook
Boynton Beach (Florida), Nov. 27, 2017

This could’ve been a very bad traffic crash. Watch as a driver completely ignores the red light at Woolbright Road and Southwest 8th Street and almost plows into an SUV.
We routinely share videos of red light camera violations in the hopes of creating a constructive dialogue about the dangers of distracted driving. We all need to slow down, put away the cell and pay attention to everything going on around us. Lives depend on it.
#slowdown #savinglives #distracteddriving #redlightcameras #bbpdpride

Check out the CBS News coverage on the video here.

Police: Red light running big rig kills one, injures two
CDL life (Texas), Nov. 24, 2017

Texas police say that a truck driver ran a red light before crashing into two passenger vehicles in the Houston suburb of Humble early this morning.

Thousands fined as red-light cameras return
Sun-Sentinel (Florida), Nov. 16, 2107

Castillo said he has seen the driving behavior improve citywide, likely because drivers know the city has the cameras. “It’s about improving driving behavior,” he said. “Most people don’t like it, but understand it’s a necessary thing, not just for their safety but for others as well.

Red light cameras likely coming back to Colorado Springs
KKTV news (Colorado), Nov. 16, 2017

“It allows us to focus down on intersections that have the most serious crash potential based on history and being able to set up cameras, making the public aware and just getting folks to slow down and pay attention,” Springs police spokesperson Lt. Howard Black said of the proposal.

Milwaukee leaders want red light cameras after deadly day on the roads
TMJ4 (Wisconsin), Nov. 15, 2017

While community members had a town hall meeting to talk about reckless driving Wednesday, a high-speed chase ensued on Milwaukee’s far north side at the same time.

“The dangerous driving, there’s too many accidents….The speeding, the disregard for stop signs and stop lights,” said Larry Jeter of Milwaukee.

Warning period ends today for Greenville’s red light cameras
WITN (North Carolina), Nov. 14, 2017

The Greenville Police Department is ending its warning period Tuesday and will begin issuing citations on Wednesday for people caught on red light cameras.

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Death Of 14-Year-Old Delivery Boy Renews Calls For Speed Cameras (Brooklyn), Nov. 28, 2017

The death of a 14-year-old delivery boy in the South Slope has renewed calls for automatic traffic enforcement cameras across New York City. “Even if it turns out that Edwin was crossing against the light, what seems irrefutable is that the car was going at an excessively high rate of speed,” White told Patch. “And in those kinds of situations the driver can and should be held accountable for those actions.”

Courtesy Transportation Alternatives
State Sen. Jose Peralta rallies with Transportation Alternatives to deman faster action on Vision Zero and an immediate end to traffic violence.

Hundreds of cyclists call for Vision Zero action at City Hall on World Day of Remembrance
Times Ledger (New York) Nov 28, 2017

More than 300 New Yorkers, including the families of traffic crash victims, elected officials and community leaders, held a massive rally Sunday by bicycling from all five boroughs to the Hudson River Greenway, site of last month’s attack on cyclists and pedestrians, and into City Hall Park.

The rally, in honor of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, drew attention to Vision Zero’s progress and demanded that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo take immediate action to reduce risk faced by cyclists and pedestrians.

‘What’s a good excuse to use if I am pulled over for speeding?’ and other FAQ
KIR Radio (Washington), Nov. 27, 2017

From speed limit reductions on city streets to automated photo enforcement, the City of Seattle is cracking down on speeding. KIRO 7 spoke to Capt. Eric Sano of the Seattle Police Department about speed enforcement.


Safety concerns have schools eyeing another camera system

Reflector (North Carolina), Nov. 25, 2017

Pitt County Schools staff is considering a plan to move forward with bus arm cameras to help combat drivers who pass stopped buses, an administrator told Board of Education members. With 220 buses transporting more than 12,000 students across 13,000 miles per day, board members said that student safety was the biggest concern.

The school system currently receives proceeds from the City of Greenville’s new red light camera system, which fines drivers $100 if they run red lights and five major city intersections where cameras have been installed.

New Guide Promotes School Bus Stop-Arm Camera Advocacy
School Bus Fleet Magazine, Nov. 14, 2017

A new resource from Safe Kids Worldwide gives guidance on how to advocate for stop-arm cameras on school buses. Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit that works to protect kids from unintentional injuries, which is the No. 1 cause of death for children in the U.S.



American Traffic Solutions Tricia Chiodo Named CFO of the Year
American Traffic Solutions (Arizona), Nov. 14, 2017

American Traffic Solutions (ATS) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Tricia Chiodo has been named “CFO of the Year 2017” by the Arizona Chapter of the Financial Executives International.  The award was given in recognition of her financial stewardship and leadership excellence in her role as CFO at ATS.

American Traffic Solutions Partners with Laser Technology Inc. To Launch ATS StreetSafe
American Traffic Solutions (Arizona), Nov. 29, 2017

American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has partnered with Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) to develop and launch ATS StreetSafe, a hand-held laser device designed to protect communities from the dangers of speeding by providing an efficient, safe and effective way of enhancing enforcement. Speeding is one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities in the U.S. Combined, ATS and LTI currently partner with more than 100 municipalities nationwide to provide speed enforcement technology.

School Transportation News November 2017 Issue
School Transportation News, Nov. 2017

ATS is proud to congratulate Rick Grisham of the Cobb County Schools for winning the 2017 School Transportation News Leadership Award!

LETTERS: Red light camera reaction (In Colorado Springs) (Colorado), Nov. 21, 2017

“I’ve often wondered what people are thinking when they run a red light. I understand they don’t much care about me or my property/passengers. But, really do they not even care about their own property and passengers? Are you that much more important than me? You really can’t afford the wait?”


ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 7, Issue 23

November 8th, 2017 Comments off

ATS StreetSafe – The Future of Speed Enforcement
American Traffic Solutions(Arizona), Nov 2017

The Future of Handheld Speed Enforcement

Speed continues to be a leading cause of collisions and pedestrian fatalities in communities across the country. Conventional speed enforcement tools limit officer effectiveness and increase officer risk during traffic stops.

To help enhance safety in your community, American Traffic Solutions is pleased to offer ATS StreetSafe. ATS StreetSafe is a handheld speed safety camera solution that enables law enforcement to enforce speed in their community without having to put themselves or others in harm’s way. Learn more at


American Traffic Solutions Partners with Laser Technology Inc. To Launch ATS StreetSafe
American Traffic Solutions (Arizona), Nov. 1, 2017

American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has partnered with Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) to develop and launch ATS StreetSafe, a hand-held laser device designed to protect communities from the dangers of speeding by providing an efficient, safe and effective way of enhancing enforcement. Speeding is one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities in the U.S. Combined, ATS and LTI currently partner with more than 100 municipalities nationwide to provide speed enforcement technology.

Stolen truck from Phoenix captured on speeding camera
ABC 15 (Arizona), Oct. 28, 2017

A valley man’s truck was stolen and he thought it was gone forever, until a couple weeks later, when he received a photo radar ticket and there was a woman sitting behind the wheel.

More red light cameras go to Amarillo city council for approval
ABC 7 Amarillo (Texas), Oct. 26, 2017

Amarillo drivers beware: More red light cameras could soon come to the city. The citizens’ advisory board for photographic traffic enforcement met this week to look at the intersections with the most crashes in the city and considered putting red-light cameras at 12 of them. Amarillo currently has eight intersections with nine red-light cameras. The city could remove four current red light cameras, keep five existing cameras and add seven more cameras. A decision is expected Oct. 26.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Speed Enforcement
WFMD 930 Free Talk (Maryland), Oct. 31, 2017

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday that automated speed enforcement cameras at the Maugansville Elementary School Zone on Maugans Avenue, and at the Paramount Elementary School Zone on Longmeadow Road and on Marsh Pike will become operational on November 1st.


Sting nabs 120 drivers flying past stopped school buses
The Morning Call (Pennsylvania), Nov. 7, 2017

A coordinated effort to nab drivers passing stopped school buses netted 120 violators across Pennsylvania last month, but none in the Lehigh Valley.

New school bus cameras catch dangerous drivers in South Bend
WNDU (Indiana) Nov. 2017

The South Bend Community School Corporation has caught 39 drivers disregarding stop arms since new cameras debuted in August.

5-year-old child hit by speeding vehicle after exiting school bus
CBS 46 (Georgia), Oct. 31, 2017

A five-year-old Lulu Pedrick was struck by an intoxicated driver in a Hummer 2 as she began to cross the street to head home in Newnan.

After exiting the school bus, the bus driver checked for vehicles before signaling to Lulu Pedrick it was safe to cross in front of the bus, but was unable to the little girl before Belvins sped around the bus.

Officials say the school bus was stopped with properly working red lights and stop sign at the time of the incident.

Tolleson high schools crack down on motorists who ignore stop signs on buses by installing cameras
Cronkite News (Arizona) Oct. 30, 2017

Tolleson Union High School District has installed cameras on 20 of its buses to deter motorists who ignore the stop signs that come down when students get on or off the bus. The district plans to add 18 more by the end of November.

“What we’re finding is that more and more people are running through and not observing the stop arms when they actually deploy,” said James West, transportation director for the district. “We’ve got just an incredible amount of safety factors and issues that happen through that.”

Convictions for unlawfully passing school buses drop
The Gazette (Iowa) Oct. 28, 2017

Attorneys cite hurdles in prosecuting harsher ‘Kadyn’s Law’. An 8-second video shows the red lights of a stopped school bus flashing through a morning haze.(Gazette file photo)

What part of stopping for school buses do motorists not understand? October 26, 2017

Law enforcement officers across the state have written nearly 9,000 bus stop-arm violation citations in the past six years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. (Photo by Patty Dextere)



 “Stop! In the name of love!” Using your phone while driving is never safe. Now, “Stop! Before you break our hearts!”


Red-light cameras and rules of the road
Newsday, Oct 27, 2017

“The writer complained that he has a $150 ticket because he failed to come to a complete stop when turning right on red at this Garden City intersection. I’m confused. The law says you may turn right on red if there is no one coming and you have stopped completely.

The ability to turn right on red was a wonderful thing until people started abusing it. I have yet to receive a ticket for disobeying traffic rules. I say put them everywhere!
Linda Oley, Blue Point

More red light cameras go to Amarillo city council for approval
ABC 7 Amarillo (Texas), Oct. 26, 2017

“Cameras at intersections is very much in keeping with the current stats that would indicate the safety of the driving public is enhanced by those extra cameras,” said Steve Rogers, the committee chair. “The driving public is safer when these photo enforcement cameras are in place and we have plenty of intersections around town that would be considered dangerous enough to have photo enforcement.”