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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 29

June 21st, 2012

UPDATE: Vehicle located in Murfreesboro Hit-and-Run

News Channel 5, June 21, 2012

Police in Murfreesboro have located the vehicle wanted in connection with a serious hit-and-run incident Saturday morning.

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect [with video]

The Daily News Journal, June 18, 2012

Murfreesboro Police Department released the video of the hit-and-run to the public Monday in hopes that someone would be able to identify the vehicle and its driver. Video was obtained by investigators via an America Traffic Solutions red-light camera.

Companies Slip Workouts Into Work

The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2012

Companies have long sought to engage employees in wellness activities, and ATS is one of them. Being recognized as one of the healthiest employers in Phoenix, the Wall Street Journal wanted to highlight our efforts in health and wellness.

Facebook Posts Reveal Red-Light Runners [with video]

Fox 2 Now, St. Louis, June 20, 2012

Police in Granite City are going to social media in an effort to demonstrate the value of having red-light cameras in the community.

Red-light cameras promoted for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 17, 2012

Efforts to put cameras on poles near traffic lights at busy Pittsburgh intersections have been stuck in a legislative traffic jam for several years. But now a push is revving up for such cameras, which snap a photo of the license plate of a car as it speeds through a red light. Legislators could vote before they adjourn July 1 for summer recess.

Five pedestrians have died in recent car crashes

WWLTV- Eyewitness news, June 18, 2012

State Police are reminding pedestrians when they walk on the roadways at night that they need to be extra cautious and obey the rules. State Police say more than 70 percent of pedestrian fatalities happen at night, which was the case in all of the five recent fatalities.

Edgewater to install red-light cameras

The Record/Herald News, June 15, 2012

The borough hopes to install red-light cameras at more than ten intersections in the near future, following in the footsteps of 25 other municipalities taking part in a state-wide pilot safety program.

More red-light cameras coming to Orange Co.

WFTV Channel 9, June 19, 2012

More red light cameras will be added to busy intersections all over Orange County. Statistics from the county show crashes are down at seven of the 10 intersections where cameras have been installed.

Palm Beach County’s Most Dangerous Intersections

WPTVnews (Florida) June 17, 2012

Palm Beach County releases traffic information on locations subjected to the highest number of crashes.

New Partnership Takes Aim at Stop-Arm Running

School Bus Fleet, June 14, 2012

American Traffic Solutions (ATS) and AngelTrax have formed a strategic alliance that aims to reduce injuries and fatalities from illegal school bus passing.

@ATS_RoadSafety Red-light cameras promoted for Pgh. Advocates say: “They prevent accidents, reduce fatalities.” #RoadSafety #StopOnRed http://ow.ly/bEuyR

@ATS_RoadSafety RT Traffic Deaths Near Historic Low In D.C., MPD credits traffic cameras http://bit.ly/NaP64A #StopOnRed #RoadSafety #DC

Mark your calendars for National Stop on Red week taking place on August 5-11, 2012 . National Stop on Red Week aims to educate drivers about the dangers of red-light running and to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes. Help raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running in your community.

“It’s not about revenue-raising. It’s about public safety. There are an awful lot of people [in Philadelphia] today who are alive and healthy but who would have been statistics if this program hadn’t been installed.”
Rick Geist, Acting Staff Sergeant, Altoona, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 17, 2012

Illinois

In Granite City, Police say the red-light camera at the intersection has helped since it was installed. They tell us 93% of people who pay one of the tickets never get a second one. Source: Fox 2 Now, June 19, 2012.

Florida

WFTV recently studied crash statistics and found out rear-end crashes dropped 57 percent after red-light cameras were installed. There’s also been a big reduction in T-bone crashes. Source: FM96.5, June 19, 2012.

Texas

In Frisco, total crashes at two intersections with red-light cameras have declined by nearly 50 percent when comparing data one year before cameras were installed to the year after installation. Source: Frisco Police Department press release.


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