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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 2

December 13th, 2012

Clermont Red-Light Runners Could Be Caught on Camera
WFTV Channel 9 (Florida), Dec. 12, 2012

Drivers who run a red light in Clermont could soon be caught on camera at one of the busiest intersections in town. (Flickr photo of Clermont’s landmark Citrus Tower.)

Intersection Crashes Diminish in Linden
GlobeNewsWire, Dec. 12, 2012

Red-light safety cameras are not only reducing dangerous T-bone collisions, but are also reducing other types of collisions at several Linden intersections.

Camera Captures Truth behind Crash with Officer
WFOR TV 4 (Florida), Dec. 11, 2012

A driver of a pickup truck who struck a motorcycle officer on Monday reportedly told investigators he was forced to swerve to avoid hitting another vehicle. The explanation sounded plausible until investigators reviewed footage from a red-light camera near the scene of the collision.

Prince George’s County to Install More Red-Light Cameras
Riverdale Park-University Park Patch (Maryland), Dec. 10, 2012

Prince George’s County police are planning to install dozens of additional red-light cameras in 2013, WTOP reports. Police will replace 25 existing cameras first before bringing the total up to 72 by the end of 2014.

More Red-Light Cameras in Scottsdale Part of 5-year Contract
The Arizona Republic, Dec. 7, 2012

More red-light cameras, new portable units and additional electronic-feedback boards are among traffic-enforcement changes in store for Scottsdale motorists under a new five-year contract the City Council approved recently. Cameras will be added to eight intersections under the contract.

Red-Light Cameras in the Works in Saskatoon
The StarPhoenix (Canada), Dec. 7, 2012

The city council is set to approve a contract that would see new red-light cameras installed at the intersections of 33rd Street and Idylwyld Drive, as well as bring upgrades to the city’s three other red-light camera locations. See additional coverage from The StarPhoenix.

Red-Light Runners Serve as a Reminder
National Coalition for Safer Roads (Washington, D.C.), Dec. 12, 2012

We take precautions every time we get in a car. We put our children in specially designed seats. We latch our seat belts. We keep our eyes on the road. But, we can’t control the driving behavior of others.

Speed Cameras Return in Scottsdale
KSAZ TV 10 (Arizona), Dec. 11, 2012

You might want to start paying closer attention to your car’s speedometer. … The city of Scottsdale is cracking down on red-light runners and speeders and the cameras will be added to several highly traveled roads.

Cameras on Cobb School Buses to Soon Double
WSB Radio (Georgia), Dec. 11. 2012

The number of Cobb County School buses equipped with camera systems that record stop arm violators will soon double. Officials said it is confirmation that the experimental program is helping to make a remarkable dent in the number of drivers who fail to stop when school kids are crossing the street.

School Bus Cameras Catch Hundreds of Violators
WXIA TV 11 (Georgia), Dec. 7, 2012

All those new cameras on Cobb County school buses are catching a lot of people who are breaking the law.

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.

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The city of Saskatoon, Canada, has selected American Traffic Solutions as its new road safety camera provider. In other recent developments, Clermont, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona, awarded ATS with new road safety camera program contracts. ATS is honored to be a part of the traffic safety efforts in these cities.

Commentary: Safety First with Red-Light Cameras
MyCentralJersey.com (New Jersey), Dec. 10, 2012

As someone who has stood in the middle of an intersection directing traffic and who has been the first to arrive at the scene of a senseless traffic crash, I will tell you that I support red-light safety cameras as much as I support speed limits, seat belts and every other traffic law and safety device available to drivers today. Red-light safety cameras save lives, and keeping them in place will continue to benefit all of us in New Jersey.

Letter: Seeing Red
Philadelphia Weekly (Pennsylvania), Dec. 11, 2012

Red-light cameras are making roads safer and saving lives in Philadelphia. These devices are an important part of our city’s traffic safety program, so it’s important for people to have the full facts so they can understand the positive impact of the red-light camera program.

Letter: Red-Light Cameras Make Progress in New Jersey
East Windsor Patch, Dec. 11, 2012

A recent report on red-light safety cameras from the New Jersey Department of Transportation has surfaced vocal camera program opponents who are not taking into consideration the bigger picture. Important statistics — that any traffic safety expert would see as positive progress — aren’t getting the attention they deserve. The bottom line is citations are down, the often fatal right-angle “t-bone” crashes have decreased and these trends continue to rise at intersections where red-light safety cameras have been operational for two years.

Letter: Law-Abiding Drivers Should Support Plan for Cameras
CantonRep.com (Ohio), Dec. 11, 2012

The red-light cameras are in the news yet again. Just install them already. Yes, they will bring in revenue, but more than that, they will promote safety.

Letter: Red-Light Cameras Don’t Cause Rear-End Crashes
The Express-Times (New Jersey), Dec. 7, 2012

Rear-end collisions are caused by careless speedy drivers, not by red-light cameras.

“Now this camera is like having me standing here protecting the children as they cross the road.”
Hawk Hagebak, Cobb County Police Lieutenant
WXIA TV 11 (Georgia), Dec. 7, 2012

“The program has been successful in getting drivers to slow down and drive safer. The purpose is to change driver behavior to get them to voluntarily comply with the law.”
Bill Moloney, Scottsdale’s photo-enforcement program manager
The Arizona Republic, Dec. 7, 2012

Collisions decreased 24 percent over the most recent five years in locations with fixed cameras in Scottsdale. Source: The Arizona Republic, Dec. 7, 2012.

Since September 1, the CrossingGuard school bus safety cameras installed on 102 Cobb County school buses have caught 412 people failing to stop for the flashing stop signs. Source: WXIA TV 11, Dec. 7, 2012.

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