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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 46

October 17th, 2013

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Speeders Get Final Warning in Chicago
WFLD-TV FOX 32 (Illinois), Oct. 16, 2013

New speed-enforcement cameras installed near Gompers Park on the Northwest Side will issue their last warnings Wednesday before churning out fines starting at $35. See related coverage from WBBM-TV CBS 2 and WGN-TV Channel 9.

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Dayton Police to Testify for Red-Light, Speed Cameras
WRGT-TV FOX 45 (Ohio), Oct. 15, 2013

The Ohio Senate is considering a measure that would ban using cameras to determine whether drivers run red lights or violate speed limits. Dayton officers plan to testify against the ban. “If they are taken away I think we’re going to have more crashes and injuries at these intersections,” police department crash reconstructionist Jason Ward said.

12-Year-Old Boy Speaks Out after Red-Light Running Collision
KYW-TV CBS 3 (Pennsylvania), Oct. 15, 2013

A 12-year-old boy, the victim of a hit-and-run in Upper Darby, speaks out. He’s recovering from his injuries after getting hit by a driver who police say ran a red light without the vehicle’s headlights on.

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Summons Goes to Driver in Red-Light Running Collision with Bus
The Jersey Journal (New Jersey), Oct. 17, 2013

A Jersey City man was given a summons for running a red light in an accident involving a bus at the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and Route 139 Upper, police reports state.

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High Noon Arrives for Toll Scofflaws
Houston Chronicle (Texas), Oct. 15, 2013

If the 28,000 violators statewide don’t remedy their toll infractions by noon on Wednesday, they will be named on the Texas Department of Transportation and TxTag websites, officials said. The names will be uploaded for public review on Thursday morning.

Police Say Red-Light Cameras Reduce Crashes
The Doings Western Springs (Illinois), Oct. 15, 2013

Western Springs police said this week that red-light cameras at two intersections have led to a decrease in the number of car accidents, leading to safer intersections and a change in driving habits of motorists.

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Falls Church Approves School Bus Safety Cameras
Falls Church Patch (Virginia), Oct. 17, 2013

Drivers who ignore school bus stop signs, beware. Falls Church school bus drivers and student riders are about to get some backup help. Beginning Monday, just in time for National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 21-25, school bus stop arm cameras will be activated to monitor motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses on some of Falls Church City roads. See related coverage from Digital Journal

Survey: 128 Drivers Illegally Pass Charles County School Buses in 1 Day
Southern Maryland News, Oct. 11, 2013

American Traffic Solutions is looking to help Charles County curb the amount of people who fail to stop for school buses. Jim Doolan of American Traffic Solutions, a company that installs and services road safety cameras, spoke Tuesday to the Charles County Board of Education about a growing problem with people violating traffic laws when it comes to school buses.

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@ATS_RoadSafety VIDEO: Red-light runner in #Florissant nearly misses #pedestrians crossing legally. http://bit.ly/10bAubU #StopOnRed #PedSafety

@ATS_RoadSafety @FCCPS Introduces School Bus Stop Arm Program During National School Bus Safety Week – October 21-25 http://bit.ly/1fDUsEB

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Letter to the Editor: All County School Buses Should Install Cameras
Southern Maryland News, Oct. 16, 2013

Will it take the death of a child getting on or off the school bus to make our county commissioners take action to have the cameras installed on all county school buses? … This camera system desperately needs to be installed in all county school buses now. It will keep our children safe, and it is the right thing to do.

Letter: Nightmare on Elm Street
Mail Tribune (Oregon), Oct. 16, 2013

I take issue with the “cute” headline for a serious story treating issues of public safety and private responsibility. …  On our street, drivers obey the posted 25 mph limit only when the occasional photo enforcement van appears, advertising its presence with signs and cones.

Letter: Red-Light Running Problem Is Obvious
The Ledger (Florida), Oct. 10, 2013

When my granddaughter turned 16 this year and began driving, I became keenly aware of the problem we have with people running red lights.

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“This idea that speeding is not breaking the law is silly.”
Gabe Klein, Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner
WBBM-TV CBS 2 (Illinois), Oct. 16, 2013

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“The goal of the Red Light Photo Enforcement Program has always been to reduce accidents and injuries, and we are happy that we are seeing that.”
Brian Budds, Western Springs Deputy Police Chief
The Doings Western Springs (Illinois), Oct. 15, 2013

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“Ensuring that chronic toll scofflaws pay their share on Texas toll facilities is the right thing to do.  It is unfair to ask lawful toll road users to offset the revenue lost to those who abuse the system.”
Larry Phillips, chairman of the Texas House Transportation Committee
Houston Chronicle (Texas), Oct. 15, 2013

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Illinois
In Chicago, more than 200 vehicles were clocked traveling 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, and one driver was clocked at 90 mph, during the city’s 30 day warning period for its new speed camera program. Source: WGN-TV Channel 9, Oct. 16, 2013.

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