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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 50

November 15th, 2012

Red-Light Safety Camera Message Reaches Drivers in Tucson
KGUN TV 9 (Arizona), Nov. 14, 2012

Are drivers getting the message from Tucson’s red-light cameras? Drivers interviewed in this TV news report say yes.

New Cameras to Snap Speeders Near Schools
The Seattle Times (Washington), Nov. 12, 2012

Starting Nov. 26, registered owners of vehicles caught speeding past new traffic cameras in four school zones will be sent $189 tickets. Seattle police say the cameras will nail drivers only when a school-zone beacon is flashing. (The Seattle Times photo by Ellen M. Banner)

Montgomery Police Say Cameras Make a Difference
WSFA TV 12 (Alabama), Nov. 12, 2012

What intersection in Montgomery is the safest in town? Believe it or not, it’s also the busiest. Four years ago, there were 25 serious accidents in the intersection of Vaughn Road and the Eastern Boulevard. Last year, there was only one serious accident. Police give the cameras the credit. “We’re actually able to change driving behavior,” police Lt. Cliff Clark said.

Next Generation of Red-Light Cameras Arrive in Palm Coast
The Daytona Beach News-Journal (Florida), Nov. 11, 2012

Unlike their predecessors, the new red-light cameras in Palm Coast do not require vehicle detection devices to be embedded into the pavement, which makes installation quicker and less intrusive. Still, the equipment’s new look raises questions among the public.

School Officials: Cameras Have Improved Safety
Douglas County Sentinel (Georgia), Nov. 14, 2012

Both school systems in Carroll County are seeing gains made in bus safety since the implementation of CrossingGuard cameras on the sides of school buses. (Times-Georgian photo by Cliff Williams)

Judge Says Public Punishment Leaves Lasting Impression
WKYC TV 3 (Ohio), Nov. 13, 2012

The woman sentenced for repeatedly driving on a sidewalk to avoid stopping for a school bus served the first half of a public sentence Tuesday morning. Shena Hardin must hold a sign reading “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus” for one hour at the corner of E. 38th Street and Superior Avenue, Tuesday and Wednesday. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr handed out the unique, public punishment to make an impression.

Cobb School District Releases School Bus Safety Video
Atlanta Journal Constitution (Georgia), Nov. 8, 2012

The Cobb County School District, the Cobb County Police Department and American Traffic Solutions have released a public service announcement on YouTube to educate the community on how the CrossingGuard school bus stop arm safety solution works. View video here.

Get Involved in Saving a Life: Sharing a Tweet is a convenient way to inform others about the dangers of red-light running. Another way is to direct drivers to the ATS YouTube page, where visitors can watch informative videos about road safety camera programs and see the dangerous crashes hundreds of communities are trying to avoid by installing red-light safety cameras. Seeing is believing, which is why ATS invites you to visit our links at the end of this page and share the message to stop on red.

ATS_RoadSafety  ‏@ATS_RoadSafety Stop on Red FL has announced a Spanish website explaining the results and life-saving benefits of cameras. http://www.detengaseenlarojaflorida.com/   #StopOnRed

Missouri Judge Upholds Constitutionality of Red-Light Cameras

St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Thea Sherry is the latest Missouri magistrate to rule in favor of the constitutionality of red-light cameras.

Responsible Drivers Don’t Fear Red-Light Cameras
Bradenton Herald (Florida), Nov. 14, 2012

We probably wouldn’t need cameras in the first place if people would keep their minds on driving instead of playing with their cell phones or whatever else they do and not drive responsibly.

“If  you do the math, if every single light cycle, between one and five cars violate the red light, in a matter of two hours, you’re looking at potentially hundreds of crashes that could have been caused by that red-light violation.”
Matt Devine, Lafayette Police Traffic Investigator
WLFI TV 18 (Indiana), Nov. 14, 2012

“People are getting the word out. That word of mouth helps us — nobody wants these citations, so they tell their friends and family members to be more careful. It’s making a difference.”
Jackie Coffee, Carroll County School System Transportation Director
Douglas County Sentinel (Georgia), Nov. 14, 2012

“[Public safety officers] can put up all the posters they want to warn people about stopping for school buses. But are you going to remember a poster, or what Judge Pinkey Carr did to that woman who passed a school bus?”
Mike Cicconetti, Painesville Municipal Court Judge
WKYC TV 3 (Ohio), Nov. 13, 2012

“If they prove to be effective in reducing speed and accidents, we should seriously consider adding cameras to other schools. We think it can be one tool to help improve safety patrolling in school zones, so we’ve been eager to have it employed.”
Tom Rasmussen, Seattle City Council Transportation Committee Chairman
The Seattle Times (Washington), Nov. 12, 2012

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