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ATS’ Newsletter, Issue 50

November 17th, 2011


Hundreds Captured by Red-Light Safety Cameras
Selma Times-Journal (Alabama), Nov. 15, 2011

More than 1,400 red-light running violations were recorded by cameras at three intersections in Selma for the month of October. See pdf of article here. (Selma Times-Journal photo of Broad Street by Tim Reeves.)

Driver in Fatal Collision Charged with Manslaughter
Tulsa World (Oklahoma), Nov. 15, 2011

A woman involved in a fatal red-light running crash has been charged with two counts of manslaughter. Also charged with DUI, the woman told police she was speeding at the time of the collision.


Red-Light Running Collision Sends Child, 4 Others to Hospital
The Orange County Register (California), Nov. 15, 2011

Police say someone ran a red-light in the collision between a passenger vehicle and a septic truck this week in Santa Ana. Five people, including a 2-month-old baby, suffered injuries in the crash. All are expected to recover. (The Orange County Register photo by Bruce Chambers)

Red-Light Running Citations Fall in Washington Town
The Olympian, Nov. 11, 2011

The number of citations has decreased by two-thirds since 2009, with 1,418 issued this year. Those numbers, coupled with a decrease in collisions, show the cameras are working, says the Lacey city manager. 

Blatant Red Light Runners Caught on Tape
National Coalition for Safer Roads

Increasing the length of the yellow light signal would not have made a difference for these reckless red-light runners. Red-light safety cameras are more than twice as effective at reducing collisions (96 percent to 36 percent) than longer yellow lights.

Cameras May Target Red-Light Runners in More Pennsylvania Cities
PA Independent, Nov. 14, 2011

Drivers in Pennsylvania could face $100 fines if they run a red light, as lawmakers consider bringing red-light cameras to more than a dozen cities. (Video presents House Transportation Committee debates.)


Collision Victim’s Family Implores Drivers to Stop for School Buses
Laurel Leader-Call (Mississippi), Nov. 15, 2011

The recent death of a Rankin County boy and injuries to two Scott County girls as a result of motorists passing stopped school buses have the parents of 5-year-old Nathan Key wondering what will it take to get people to obey the law and “just S-T-O-P!” (Rankin County School District photo)

Sheriff Briefs School Leaders on School Bus Safety Cameras
Herald-Mail (Maryland), Nov. 15, 2011

If Washington county officials decide to put cameras on the outside of some school buses to catch drivers who illegally pass the buses, only the captured images of those violations would be kept, Sheriff Doug Mullendore assured school board officials Tuesday night.

American Traffic Solutions is pleased to announce that Littleton, Colo., and Miami Gardens, Fla., have both extended their current contracts for their road safety camera programs.

@ATS_RoadSafety Your voice matters! Great post on the dangers of RLR RT @MyCarLoves: Stop Running Red Lights – You Are NOT That Special http://goo.gl/LDr96


“One of the things I would really like to see Nathan’s Law do is require every school district in the state of Mississippi to put cameras on the outside of school buses. … If there were cameras on the outside of the bus in Rankin County, it wouldn’t have taken as long to find the man who hit Allen Lutrick.”
Lori Key, mother of 5-year-old boy killed by car passing a stopped school bus
Laurel Leader-Call (Mississippi), Nov. 15, 2011

“If you cross the stop line and come to a complete stop the camera will still take your picture because of crossing the stop line. It will be reviewed by members of American Traffic Solutions and after they see you did come to a complete stop they will delete it out of their system.”
Doug Stewart, Selma police sergeant
Selma Times-Journal (Alabama), Nov. 15, 2011


“It’s very well monitored. There’s no way that anybody in Pennsylvania can make the claim that it’s for revenue enhancement.”
Rick Geist, Pennsylvania State House Transportation Committee chairman
PA  Independent, Nov. 14, 2011

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