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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 4, Issue 5

January 2nd, 2014

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Red-Light Running Fatalities Decrease in Florida
WEAR-TV ABC 3 (Florida), Jan. 1, 2014

They may be annoying and no one likes getting one of those surprise traffic tickets in the mail, but a new study finds that red-light cameras are saving lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports fatalities are down 27% in Florida. The numbers of red-light running fatalities dropped from 83 in 2011 to 61 in 2012. (Sun Sentinel photo by Mark Randall)

Police Release Red-Light Safety Camera Video of Shooting, Crash
KTRS-Radio 550 AM (Missouri), Dec. 30, 2013

The St. Louis Police Department is hoping video from a red-light camera can help ID a man seen leaving the scene of a shooting and car accident. See related coverage from KTVI-TV FOX 2.

Video Intended to Warn about Red-Light Runners
KPHO-TV CBS 5 (Arizona), Dec. 27, 2013

Red-light runners are a dangerous problem just about everywhere in Arizona, especially in the Phoenix metro area. And the proof is in the pictures.

Worst Red-Light Runners of 2013 in Arizona
KNXV-TV ABC 15 (Arizona), Dec. 27, 2013

When was the last time you saw a red light runner? American Traffic Solutions, which has red-light cameras in many intersections across Arizona have released a video of the worst red-light runners of 2013.

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New Tampa Red-Light Safety Cameras
WFTS-TV ABC 28 (Florida), Jan. 1, 2014

The Tampa Police Department will begin issuing tickets on Wednesday for drivers who are caught on new cameras violating red lights. The new cameras are located at the intersection of Fowler Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and at the intersection of Howard Avenue & Kennedy Boulevard. (Tampa Tribune photo by Cliff McBride)

Authorites Warn Drivers of Telephone Scam
WJAX-TV Channel 4 (Florida), Dec. 31, 2013

Multiple agencies are looking into reports of people receiving telephone calls from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office demanding payment for running a red-light. No such calls are made by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Red-light running notices are delivered by mail. See related coverage from city of Green Cove Springs.

Red-Light Camera Company Touts Drop in Intersection Deaths
WTSP-TV CBS 10 (Florida), Dec. 30, 2013

Recent traffic statistics show fewer Floridians are dying because of red light-running, but opposite sides of the red-light camera debate are fighting over how to interpret the stats. American Traffic Solutions, the leading provider of red-light cameras in the state, distributed a press release Monday touting a 27 percent drop in fatalities caused by red light-runners from 2011 to 2012, according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis.

13-Plus Years Since Day with No Texas Road Deaths
The Eagle (Texas), Dec. 30, 2013

Lonny Haschel remembers delivering the news to a man that his family had been wiped out in a traffic wreck. “The most difficult job is to go knock on someone’s door and say a loved one is not coming back anymore,” the Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant said.

Study Recommends Red-Light Safety Cameras
The Sentinel (Pennsylvania), Dec. 28, 2013

Tri-County study finds crashes at intersections accounted for 35 percent of the total fatalities. Running a red light was identified in the plan as a growing cause of those crashes. The plan recommended “proper traffic law enforcement,” and suggested the use of red-light camera technology as a means of combating that problem.

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Mayorslay.com @Mayorslay Police are investigating this weekend’s rash of shootings. Redlight camera videos will help. So will your information. #fgs

ABC News @ABC 700+ die every year in the US as a result of people failing to stop at red lights: http://abcn.ws/1bxPtyp   – @ABCWorldNews

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Commentary: Red-Light Cameras Are for Our Safety
Springfield Patch (New Jersey), Dec. 30, 2013

Regarding a recent front page story in a local daily newspaper on red-light cameras. If we follow the “logic” of that daily newspaper of publishing the intersections with the most red light camera violations, then why not publish a complete list of banks in the state with the most security? That way robbers will know which banks they should target next. Why not publish a list of roads where drivers have been cited most often for reckless driving or hitting pedestrians? This way those who drive recklessly or hit pedestrians will know which roads to target and which ones to avoid? … Why didn’t the paper quote drivers, like me, who support this enforcement?