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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 19

April 11th, 2013

Orange County to Add Up to 80 Red-Light Safety Cameras
WKMG-TV CBS 6 (Florida), April 10, 2013

Orange County leaders are moving with a plan to add dozens of red-light cameras. Currently, there are 10 in the county, which wants to add 80 more. The county chose American Traffic Solutions to install the cameras after rejecting a lower bid.

ATS Fleet Services Partners with Toyota Rent a Car
The Wall Street Journal (New York), April 10, 2013

American Traffic Solutions today announced that its PlatePass® toll management solution is now available at Toyota Rent a Car of San Antonio/San Marcos locations in San Antonio and San Marcos, Texas.

Safe Streets Rally Cries for Speed Cameras
Home Reporter and Sunset News (New York), April 9, 2013

In a rally outside State Senator Marty Golden’s office on the afternoon of April 5, concerned citizens and residents of Bay Ridge turned out to protest Golden’s opposition to a bill that would have funded the implementation of citywide speed cameras. Two fatal incidents involving speeding and pedestrians have already occurred this year in Bay Ridge.

Washington State Places Speed Cameras by Work Zones
MyNorthwest.com, April 8, 2013

If you drive a certain section of I-5, you might not notice the unassuming, small SUV parked along the shoulder, but you’d better pay attention to the work zone. Otherwise, it will cost you. The SUV is a speed camera car. (Associated Press photo)

Law Redistributes Red-Light Fine Revenue in Pennsylvania
The Inquirer/Philly.com, April 6, 2013

Philadelphia’s red-light cameras continue to provide millions for road projects around the state, but less of the money is coming back to the city. Until now, Philadelphia received half of the revenue from its red-light cameras. But the state legislature changed the law in 2012 to allow an eight-member panel to hand out the money to applicants from around the state, based on perceived benefits and effectiveness, costs, local and regional impacts and cost sharing. (WPVI-TV ABC 6 image)

City Hopes Fine-Funded Street Improvements Boost Business
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Pennsylvania), April 5, 2013

Motorists who ran red lights in Philadelphia paid fines that will support more than $600,000 in safety improvements at Western Pennsylvania intersections, PennDOT said. As part of the project, McKees Rocks will restore two-way traffic along Chartiers in a move that officials hope will reduce speeds and give businesses a boost. See related articles in The Patriot-NewsThe Times Leader and The York Dispatch.

Judge Strikes Down Red-Light Camera Ban
The Press-Enterprise (California), April 5, 2013

Riverside Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia on April 5 struck down a ban on red-light cameras that was approved by Murrieta voters in November. “The court has a tremendous amount of respect for the initiative process and the will of the voters,” Ottolia said. But in this case, he said, the ban was beyond the power of the voters to enact. See related articles in the Murrieta Patch and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Education Board Says Yes to School Bus Cameras
SoMdNews.com/Southern Maryland Newspapers, April 10, 2013

The St. Mary’s County Board of Education and sheriff’s office are now free to put cameras on school buses to catch drivers going past them when they are stopped. The county commissioners granted approval on Tuesday by a 4-1 vote. (Video image by Andrew Cohen and Silver Spring Patch)

Stop Arm Cameras Could Come to Prince George’s County
Greenbelt Patch (Maryland), April 10, 2013

Prince George’s County Council Health, Education and Human Services Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill which would allow county school and law enforcement officials to install automated cameras that snap photos of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.

Police Peg Red Sports Car as Violator of the Week
Clearwater Patch (Florida), April 9, 2013

Even though one car is already stopped for the red-light at this Clearwater intersection, a red sports car rushes past the vehicle and through the red light, earning this week’s unenviable distinction of red-light runner of the week.

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 newsletter and share the message to stop on red.

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Letter: Red-Light Cameras Improve Driver’s Habits
The Ledger (Florida), April 6, 2013

Cameras have made a better driver of me. I don’t follow as close, stop at the white line, don’t anticipate light changes and watch other drivers more closely. I have talked with others who feel the same way.

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