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ATS’ Newsletter, Issue 22

May 5th, 2011


Daily News photo by Michael Owen Baker
Red Light Safety Cameras provide 24-hour coverage at Roscoe Boulevard and De Soto Avenue in Los Angeles, where American Traffic Solutions recently won a contract extension.

Ohio Supreme Court Throws Out Lawsuit Against Red-Light Safety Cameras
Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), May 5, 2011

The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday threw out a lawsuit claiming that Columbus’ red-light camera fines violate the state constitution.

Camera Program Helps City Win National Safety Recognition
Northeast News and Tribune (Florida), May 4, 2011

The city’s commitment to providing a pedestrian-friendly environment has garnered national attention. Red-Light Safety Cameras are one reason for the recognition.

Police Seize Vehicles for Unpaid Red-Light Violations
KRWG TV 22 (New Mexico), May 3, 2011

The Las Cruces Police Department will begin seizing or immobilizing vehicles whose owners are in default of the Safe Traffic Operations Program, the city’s photo enforcement camera ordinance. … The ordinance’s top scofflaw has 15 unpaid citations and owes the city $1,875 in fines and fees.

Drivers Must Pay Red-Light Tickets to Register Vehicle
Nueces County Record Star (Texas), May 3, 2011

On April 25, the Nueces County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office began declining all motor vehicle registrations renewals for county residents who owe red-light camera ticket violations of $75 or more.

Red-Light Runner Causes 3-Vehicle Collision
Lansing State Journal (Michigan), May 2, 2011

Five people were injured in a three-vehicle collision in Lansing after a vehicle ran a red light, according to police.

Witnesses Tell Police SUV Ran Red Light, Caused Fatal Crash
The News Tribune (Washington), May 1, 2011

A 37-year-old Tacoma man died after the motorcycle he was riding struck an SUV. Witnesses told police the SUV had run a red light.

Photo Helped Authorities Capture Auto Thief
The Columbian (Oregon), April 28, 2011

A 31-year-old Salem man with a long criminal record is headed to prison for four years for auto theft. A red-light safety camera in Salem photographed him earlier driving a stolen car.

11 Walk Friendly Communities Named
AltTransport.com (New York), April 28, 2011

The installation of red-light cameras is one reason why Seattle was named the nation’s No. 1 Walk Friendly Community.

St. Petersburg, Florida, has selected American Traffic Solutions as its Road Safety Camera provider. The agreement with the fourth-largest city in the state calls for up to 50 cameras to be installed.


Philip Underhill

ATS’ PlatePass Gets Its Story Told
Traffic Technology Today, March 25, 2011

Since its inception in 2005, PlatePass has evolved to become one of tolling’s modern day success stories. Yet, its story remains surprisingly undertold. … To remedy this, Traffic Technology International interviewed the man who has dedicated his career over the past few years entirely to PlatePass.

Amanda Devine’s life was changed forever when she was hit by a red-light runner http://bit.ly/k2NkMN #roadsafety

Editorial: Put Brakes on Red-Light Camera Repeal
Orlando Sentinel (Florida), May 4, 2011

Proving as wishy-washy as teenagers, the Florida House on Monday completed its reckless red-light camera roundabout.

Editorial: Crusade for Safety
Philly.com (Pennsylvania), April 27, 2011

Authorities should supplement the successful red-light cameras … by saturating the highway with increased police patrols and crosswalks and installing even more red-light cameras to catch speeders.

Letter to Editor: Full Speed Ahead for Safety
Marco Eagle (Florida), April 28, 2011

The drivers around Naples are bad enough without eliminating the only enforcement at busy intersections. … Now, drivers may run the light as long as they are turning right. What about those poor people who are walking across the intersection in the crosswalk with the light? No one looks for them!


KSAZ TV Fox Channel 10 photo

Traffic Camera Video Shows Collision Involving Students
KSAZ TV Fox Channel 10 (Arizona), April 28, 2011

This dramatic video shows a collision at a Peoria intersection. The collision occurred as a group of high school students run a red light and a sport utility vehicle strikes them.

“We don’t get any money if you just obey the laws you learned in drivers ed.”
Melvin Williams, Sioux City police captain
Sioux City Journal.com, May 3, 2011

“There was a time when you had four, five and six people going through on a red light (in Collier County). Well, now people stop.”
Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, Florida state representative
Naples Daily News, May 2, 2011

“The original reason why Lynnwood even started looking into photo enforcement was due to daily calls to the department from citizens in Lynnwood and others driving through complaining about all of the people running red lights in this city. We don’t get those daily calls anymore.”
Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood Police Department’s spokeswoman
The Daily Herald/HeraldNet.com (Washington), May 2, 2011

“I believe in my heart that we’re saving lives.”
Eddy Gonzalez, R-Hialeah, Florida state representative
The Miami Herald, May 2, 2011 

Florida
At a busy intersection in Apopka, traffic tickets have plunged from nearly 300 last August to 18 within five months. SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel, May 4, 2011.

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