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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 45

October 11th, 2012

New Jersey Red Light Facts

National Coalition for Safer Roads launches a New Jersey specific campaign
NCSRSafety.org, Oct. 9, 2012

NCSR is working to educate the public about the effectiveness of red-light safety cameras in New Jersey in reducing accidents and saving lives.

Project Red Light Data Released by the City of Newark
The City of Newark, New Jersey, Oct. 10, 2012

New data released by the City of Newark shows right angle traffic crashes are down 43 percent and rear-end crashes are down 25 percent at 10 city intersections where traffic safety red-light cameras have been in use for two years.

New York City’s Red-Light Camera Program: Myths vs Realities
New York City DOT, Oct. 10, 2012

Commissioner Jannette Sadik-Khan gives a statement regarding red-light cameras. NYDOT releases Myths vs Realities regarding red-light camera program.

Police Remind Drivers of Traffic Safety Measures
Calgary Herald (Canada), Oct. 4, 2012

Police are reminding drivers that mobile photo radar and intersection safety cameras have been set up around the city to nab speeders. Drivers caught going more than 50 km/h (30 mph) over the speed limit earn a court appearance. (Calgary Herald photo by Mikael Kjellstrom)

Some Town Contracts Go Beyond Pilot Program’s End
The Star-Ledger (New Jersey), Oct. 4, 2012

In response to a state legislator’s inquiry into why some New Jersey towns with red-light cameras have contracts beyond the expiration date for the five-year pilot program, ATS spokesman Charles Territo said, “In the event the pilot sunsets, contracts would remain in place until their expiration date — however, no violations would be issued.”

Township Officials Want to Learn More about Camera Programs
Main Line Times (Pennsylvania), Oct. 4, 2012

Lower Merion Township is taking a flashing-yellow-light approach to Pennsylvania’s new red light camera law. It is proceeding with caution. The board of commissioners heard enough to like in a Police Committee meeting Wednesday night, however, to ask Superintendent Michael McGrath to find out more.

Ottawa Official Wants to Broaden Red-Light Running Penalty
CBC News (Canada), Oct. 4, 2012

An Ottawa MPP is trying to close a loophole that allows out-of-province vehicles caught running red lights to avoid fines in Ontario. Yasir Naqvi has introduced a private member’s bill that would allow municipalities to ticket out-of-province vehicles caught on red-light cameras.

St. Pete Evaluates Red-Light Cameras, Adds New Ones
My Fox Tampa Bay, Oct. 3, 2012

The City of St. Petersburg is adding more red light cameras — some at intersections that already have cameras ,and some at new intersections. The three new crossroads are U.S. 19 at 5th and 22 Avenues North, and 66th Street at 13th Avenue North.

City of Linden Connects on Social Sites
My Central Jersey, Oct. 2, 2012

Department officials hope the videos and social-media postings will serve as a reminder for residents to pay attention, watch the traffic signals, slow down and obey the law

Palm Coast’s Red-Light Cameras Catch Smart Car Collision
YouTube.com, Oct. 8, 2012

A red-light camera captured a former Palm Coast City Councilman slam into a Flagler County deputy’s patrol car, while driving a Smart Car.

University Park Red-Light Cameras Capture Alarming Collision
YouTube.com, Oct. 5, 2012

The video shows a driver make a left-hand turn from the middle lane, causing a serious front-end crash with a police cruiser.

Red-Light Running Captured in Ocoee
YouTube.com, Oct. 9, 2012

This video shows you both views of the collision caught by red-light cameras.

@ATS_RoadSafety RT @SaferRoadsUSA In #NJ total crashes are down 57% at intersections where red-light safety cameras have operated for 2 years http://NJRedLightFacts.com #StopOnRed

@ATS_RoadSafetyA must read! @NYSDOT‘s Red-Light Camera Program: Myths vs Realities http://on.nyc.gov/Tyl8ft #NY #StopOnRed #RoadSafety

Latest Georgia School District Adopts School Bus Illegal Passing Video Camera

School Transportation News, Oct. 8, 2012

The Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Ga., is working with the local Sheriff’s Department and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to implement new school bus surveillance video to capture motorists who illegally run school bus stop arms and red lights deployed during student loading and unloading.

School Bus Cameras to Nab Impatient Drivers

My Northwest (Maryland), Oct. 6, 2012

Drivers captured on film going around a school bus with its crossing arm out would be fined $394 to be split by the school and the state.

Pass a Stopped School Bus, Face a Fine
Puget Sound Business Journal (Washington), Oct. 4, 2012

Drivers in Washington state who pass a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing may have their license plates photographed and may face a fine, according to a new deal signed with American Traffic Solutions.

Opinion: Lowering Traffic Fines Is a Deadly Idea
NBC Washington, Oct. 4, 2012

Studies have shown that red light and speed cameras reduce accidents and save lives. It really is quite simple: If our elected leaders lower fines and subsequently traffic fatalities increase, that blood is on their hands.

” This ‘study’ is bogus and the real victims here are the New Yorkers who have lost their lives in red-light running crashes. Red-light cameras save lives and deter dangerous driving”

Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner Department of Transportation for New York City
NYDOT, Oct. 10, 2012

“These videos not only help us educate the public about how devastating red-light running can be, but will also hopefully aid in our police work by allowing us to post images and videos of individuals wanted in connection with crimes,”

Sgt. Michael Babulski, Linden Police Department in New Jersey
My Central Jersey, Oct 2, 2012

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