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ATS’ Newsletter, Issue 5

January 6th, 2011

Sharing the Message through Social Media
American Traffic Solutions and its customers have an important message to share  — Intersection Safety Cameras change driver behavior and save lives. To help spread it, ATS is now on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and FourSquare.  We invite all of our readers to visit us and to share our links with their colleagues, allies, friends and families.

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ATS has been selected to provide Road Safety Programs in three New Jersey locations: Hasbrouck Heights, Union Township and Haddon Heights.

In Millington, Tenn., Intersection Safety Cameras are getting noticed for all the right reasons. (Read the article.)

It’s #2011 and time for resolutions…Driving safely. @CityofMiami installing cameras & saving lives! Read more: http://bit.ly/gISByv #ATS

Stop! In the Name of the Law!
Daily Herald-Tribune (Canada), Jan. 5, 2011

Police will pay closer attention to intersections this month, because motorists are not. It is Intersection Safety Month on the provincial law enforcement calendar. Law enforcment officials will target unsafe behaviors, such as rolling through intersections, running stop signs and lights, speeding and following too closely.

ATS Employee Alerts Police to Suspicious Device
KOLD Channel 13, Jan. 2, 2011

Traffic was open and residents of an east side apartment complex were allowed to go home after a suspicious device was deemed safe Sunday afternoon. The device was found at a bus stop on Golf Links Road near Mann Avenue shortly before Noon by an American Traffic Solutions employee who had just finished doing photo radar traffic enforcement in Tucson Police Department’s van. It appeared to be a pipe wrapped in aluminum foil and duct tape, the ATS employee said. He called 911 to report it.

Pedestrian Deaths Bring Warning to Walkers, Bicyclists, Drivers
The Herald, Jan. 1, 2011

Too many pedestrians have been hit by cars in the past few weeks, and local safety experts want it to stop. Two serious wrecks took place in Marysville, Wash., in December alone.

Driver Runs Red Light, Collides with Police Cruiser
DestinLog.com, Jan. 1, 2011

A woman crashed her vehicle into an officer’s patrol car after running a red light in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., according to the police.

“In regards to the letters complaining about Laurel’s speed cameras, I would like to quote the good advice bestowed upon me by my late father-in-law, William Thayer: There’s a good way to avoid the negative repercussions of being caught in a speed camera; don’t speed.”

— Steven Haversack, Laurel, Maryland
Laurel Leader (ExploreHoward.com), Jan. 5, 2011

 

Driving Habits are Improving
News-Journal.com, Jan. 5, 2011

Since the cameras were installed in Longview, Texas, I can definitely tell the difference in people’s driving habits. When the light changes to yellow, people find the brake pedal instead of the gas pedal.

Safer Streets in Jackson, a Welcomed Change
JacksonSun.com, Jan. 4, 2011

A particular item in a recent memo from Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist to Jackson City Council members got our attention: There as been a significant improvement in traffic safety in the city since 2007. That’s an improvement everyone can live with. The statistics are remarkable.

Let’s Make Red-Light Cameras More Effective
Columbia Daily Tribune, Dec. 30, 2010

The initial report of red-light camera use in Columbia is encouraging: Citations are carefully issued, the resulting revenue covers the cost of the system and violations are diminished. But it could be even better.

The city of Jackson, Tenn., has gone 500 days without a traffic fatality. Furthermore, traffic crashes citywide have fallen 10 percent since Intersection Safety Cameras were installed in 2007. Source: JacksonSun.com.

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