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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 45

October 10th, 2013


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The Granite City Police Department releases a string of red-light running videos each week on their Facebook page reminding drivers to always stop on red and to drive safe.




Cities installing traffic control cameras at fast pace, says industry official (with related video)
American City and County, Oct. 10, 2013

GPN talks red-light and speed cameras with Charles Territo, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Marketing Communications at American Traffic Solutions (ATS).



Baton Rouge’s red-light camera program will be extended, more enforcement planned

Nola.com (Louisiana), Oct. 9, 2013

Baton Rouge’s red-light cameras will stay and drivers who don’t pay their tickets could be in line for harsher penalties, following a vote by the Metro Council on Wednesday. The council voted 8-4 to renew the city-parish’s contract with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) the company that provides the red light cameras, for five years.



New red-light cameras in Amarillo set to be activated this week
News Channel 10 (Texas), Oct. 8, 2013

Drivers in Amarillo may notice new red-light cameras at four of the city’s intersections. City data shows that accidents have decreased at all five original locations, after the cameras were installed between 2007 and 2008.



Tampa will add red-light cameras to five new intersections
10 News (Tampa), Oct. 6, 2013

Fifteen new red light cameras are coming to Tampa intersections, bringing the city’s total to nearly 60. With Tampa seeing a dramatic drop in red-light running and tickets produced at its current camera intersections, the city hopes expanding the program will compel more drivers to stop before the light turns red.



Marietta City Schools Honor School Bus Safety
Marrieta Patch (Georgia), Oct. 9, 2013

Marietta City Schools (MCS) honors National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 21-25, 2013. Georgia School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day is Oct. 21. The 2013 National School Bus Safety Week theme is “At my Stop – You Stop!”


@ATS_RoadSafety Letter: The fact remains, the cameras cut down on accidents, and thus save lives. bit.ly/1bWHDBe via @SSEditorial #StopOnRed

@Choice_Partners @ATS_RoadSafety #SchoolZoneSafety solution at the County Judges & Commissioners Association Conference in Galveston pic.twitter.com/SY30uzV6HM



ATS will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for every new page like received during the month of October. Please share this infographic with friends and family and help us fight breast cancer! Like American Traffic Solutions on Facebook!



October 7-11 is Drive Safely Work Week! Safety is the responsibility of the driver every time you get into a motor vehicle. Pay attention, put those distractions down and always remember to STOP on red! For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/DriveSafelyWorkWeek



Letter: Positives of adopting red-light cameras in Lower Merion
Main Line Media News (Philadelphia), Oct. 3, 2013

I believe the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissions acted too quickly to dismiss the idea of a red-light camera program here. Traffic enforcement makes for safer streets and red-light cameras are an effective traffic enforcement tool. For proof that traffic enforcement makes driving safer by reducing traffic crashes, the commissioners need to look no further than the 2012 Lower Merion Police Department’s Annual Report.

Editorial: Should the state dump red-light cameras?
Sun Sentinel (Florida), Oct. 7, 2013

Florida’s lawmakers obviously don’t get out on Florida’s roads very often. If they did, and they saw the screwball drivers who love to run red lights, they wouldn’t be talking now about possibly dumping red-light cameras, just three years after they were allowed statewide. But the fact remains, the cameras cut down on accidents, and thus save lives. The moaning about red-light cameras from the public is ridiculous. You don’t want a ticket, don’t run a red light. It really is that simple.



“About 95 percent of people who get a ticket don’t get another so recidivism is low, meaning the red-light cameras are working.”
Jerry Bird, City Traffic Engineer for the City of Amarillo
Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 6, 2013



“I have felt, based on the information that we’ve seen, that the cameras have fulfilled their intended purpose, which is to change driver behavior.”
Harry Cohen, Tampa City Council Member
Tampa Bay Times, Oct. 9, 2013