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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 33

July 19th, 2012

 

Red-Light Camera Video Captures Horrific Crash
ABC News, July 13, 2012

At an intersection where red-light violations have decreased 47 percent, the camera captures the violent nature of a red-light running crash. See related coverage from NBC New YorkCBS New York and MyFoxNewYork .


Red-Light Camera Could Save Town $1.1 Million
Wayne Patch (New Jersey), July 18, 2012

According to a study, the red-light camera at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Black Oak Ridge Road could save the township and taxpayers more than $1.1 million between now and 2015, an average savings of $231,000 annually. (Wayne Patch photo by Daniel Hubbard)


Memphis Takes Long Look at Speed Cameras
The Commercial Appeal (Tennessee), July 18, 2012

The city of Memphis is considering the use of cameras to catch lead-footed drivers. Chief administrative officer George Little said during a Tuesday meeting of the council’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee that installing cameras to catch speeding drivers could reduce the number of traffic accidents inside the city while freeing up police officers for other duties. (The Commercial Appeal photo by Mike Brown)

Cameras Sharply Cut Crashes, Leaders Told
The Pueblo Chieftain (Colorado), July 17, 2012

Having a camera photographing drivers running red lights has significantly lowered the number of serious traffic accidents at two busy Pueblo intersections, city traffic officials told City Council members at its Monday work session. The program could expand in 2013, pending council approval.

Shrewsbury Pursues Red-Light Cameras
RedBank-Shrewsbury Patch (New Jersey), July 17, 2012

Shrewsbury has ordered the timing of its traffic lights in an effort to clear the way for the installation of two red-light cameras, and has reached out to American Traffic Solutions about installing cameras.

Radio Show Takes Close Look at Roselle Park Crash
WKXW 101.5 FM (New Jersey), July 17, 2012

Listen in as Charles Territo, ATS’ vice president of communications, responds to challenges against red-light safety cameras and clears up misunderstandings about the lifesaving devices.

Glassboro, Monroe Officials Say Yellow Light Timing Correct
Gloucester County Times (New Jersey), July 17, 2012

Engineers in Glassboro and Monroe have certified that the timing of the yellow light intervals for their red-light camera programs are in compliance with the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s requirements, paving the way for the municipalities to soon begin issuing tickets at affected intersections again.


ATS Launches Website on Economic Benefits of Red-Light Cameras
Phoenix Business Journal (Arizona), July 17, 2012

American Traffic Solutions Inc. is taking a new approach in defining how its red-light cameras can save money for cities and residents. The Scottsdale-based company has developed a website with information for 25,000 U.S. cities about how much each would save with just one red-light camera. See related coverage in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch, ITS International, Capitola-Soquel Patch and Hazelwood Patch.

Horrific Crash Grabs Attention; Draws Comments
ABC News, July 13, 2012 

A controversy over red-light cameras installed at intersections in towns across New Jersey has been further inflamed after the borough of Roselle Park released a video showing a horrific crash.


School Board to Vote on Fines for Passing School Buses
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia), July 18, 2012

The Cobb County school board on July 19 is expected to vote on whether to become one of the first and largest Georgia districts to issue $300 citations to motorists they film driving around stopped school buses. More than 100 cameras from American Traffic Solutions will be installed on school buses to catch the impatient or distracted drivers. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution photo by Phil Skinner)


County Board Considers Stop-Arm Cameras
The Telegraph (Georgia), July 16, 2012

Houston County school board members are considering allowing American Traffic Solutions to add photo-enforcement cameras to about 20 of the system’s 237 buses. See related coverage from WRWR TV38 and WMAZ TV 13. (Photo by WMAZ TV 13)

@ATS_RoadSafety  Analysis Shows Red-Light Cameras Save County Thousands via @BloomdalePatch. See how much it can save your city: bit.ly/NzSYeF

ABC World News ‏@ABCWorldNews VIDEO: Accident Sends Car Airborne: Caught on Tape. @JimAvilaABC reports. abcn.ws./NwSLdf

@ATS_RoadSafety Jim Gearhart Interviews VP of ATS @charleyterrito on red-light safety cameras via @nj1015 http://bit.ly/LWkINM ‪#StopOnRed


Gwinnett County, Georgia, has informed American Traffic Solutions of its intent to renew its road safety camera program contract. Also this week, Ridgefield, New Jersey, has signed an agreement with ATS for a red-light safety camera program.  ATS is proud to be a part of both programs.


Mark your calendars for National Stop on Red Week starting Aug. 5, 2012. Help raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running in your community by encouraging others to drive safely and stop on red.

Commentary: Open Red-Light Cameras to Criminal Investigations
The Bellingham Herald (Washington), July 17, 2012

We find it baffling that images captured by red-light cameras in Washington state cannot be used by law enforcement for anything other than traffic enforcement.

Letter: Red-Light Cameras Play a Part in Promoting Safety
The Times-Herald (Pennsylvania), July 18, 2012

Some oppose red-light cameras because they believe the cameras violate privacy laws. I believe it is important for residents to understand that our federal courts have already reviewed this issue and ruled that there is no presumption of privacy on a public road; meaning the cameras have a place in promoting road safety.


“I want people to realize what can happen when someone runs a red light. By showing this video, we hope people will realize running red lights can have tragic consequences.”
Paul Morrison, Police Chief of Roselle Park, New Jersey
NBC New York, July 12, 2012

Colorado
In Pueblo, broadside crashes are down 30 percent at the intersection of Norwood Avenue and the U.S. 50 Bypass since September 2009 when red-light safety cameras were installed. Also, left-turn and broadside crashes are down 26 percent at the city’s second intersection with cameras. Source: The Pueblo Chieftain, July 17, 2012

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