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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 5, Issue 22

May 12th, 2016

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Mothers Push for More Speed Cameras
Headlines America, May 11, 2016

Mothers whose children were killed on city streets by cars said they’re heading to Albany to press lawmakers to lift restrictions on school zone speed cameras. The anguished mothers of Families for Safe Streets joined Transportation Alternatives Monday at City Hall to push for an expansion of the city’s speed camera program. See related article in Politico New York.

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Photo Enforcement Resumes in Scottsdale
The Arizona Republic, May 10, 2016

Photo-enforcement cameras across Scottsdale will resume snapping pictures for traffic citations on May 13, following a brief hiatus while the third-party contractor sought licensing required by a recent Arizona Attorney General’s Office opinion. See related article from the Sonoran News(The Arizona Republic image by Dave Seibert)

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Chandler Police Reintroducing Road Safety Cameras
KPNX-TV NBC 12 (Arizona), May 12, 2016

Chandler police have announced that photo enforcement will return to select Chandler intersections over the next few weeks. According to police, on Monday, photo enforcement cameras will begin a week-long system test at seven Chandler intersections.

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Voters Voice Support for Red-Light Cameras
Community Impact Newspaper (Texas), May 7, 2016

Voters in Jersey Village gave their approval at the ballot box for their city council to continue its existing red-light camera program. With unofficial voting results tallied, the proposition to ban cameras failed, while the proposition to continue the program passed. Jersey Village has a contract with American Traffic Solutions that runs through 2024, although no cameras are now installed. (Community Impact Newspaper image by Emilie Lutostanski)

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School Bus Seen Running Red Light, Driving in Opposite Lanes
WNBC-TV NBC 4 (New York), May 11, 2016

Dashcam video recorded in New Jersey appears to show a school bus cross into a lane of oncoming traffic and blow through a red light. The wild maneuvers were captured on camera Thursday morning in Jersey City near Hoboken. (WNBC-TV NBC 4 and Dominick Lombardo image)

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Same Vehicle Runs Red Light Twice in Minutes
Clearwater Patch (Florida), May 9, 2016

There’s nothing out of the ordinary about a traffic camera capturing a vehicle blowing through a red light at an intersection. A camera catching the same vehicle running the exact same light twice within minutes, however, is a little more unusual. That’s what Clearwater Police say unfolded on April 29. (Clearwater Police image)

 

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Zero Fatalities NV @DriveSafeNV 34% of all motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes in 2012 were speeding #SlowDown and #RideSmart

 

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ATS Safety Retweeted SarasotaPD @sarasotapd It’s a beautiful day in @CityofSarasota! Make sure to be alert for motorcyclists: Share the road #MotorcycleSafety

 

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Crackdown Begins on Chronic Toll Evaders
The Journal News (New York), May 11, 2016

New York State is making good on its pledge to crack down on chronic toll evaders by going after their vehicle registrations. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the state had begun the process of suspending registrations for 575 drivers who failed to pay tolls, fees and other charges resulting from five toll violations on different days over an 18-month period. See state news release here. (New York State image)

 

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Express Toll Lanes Improve Commutes on I-405
Bellevue Reporter (Washington), May 10, 2016

After six months, the Washington State Department of Transportation claims the Express Toll Lanes on Interstate 405 are working better than anticipated. In the two “peak” periods of an average workday the average commute has improved by several minutes in three of four measured areas. See related press release. (WSDOT image)

 

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Editorial: Keep Red Light Cameras
The Pueblo Chieftain (Colorado), May 9, 2016

We urge Gov. John Hickenlooper to veto a measure that bans local government from using cameras that catch motorists running red lights. Pueblo started using red-light cameras in 2009 and they have reduced serious accidents at three of the city’s busiest intersections. … We join with City Council in asking the governor to throw House Bill 1231 in the trash as he did with a similar measure the state Legislature passed last year.

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Letter to the Editor: Stop Red-Light Runners
Last Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada), May 11, 2016

Day after day I read in the paper about people running red lights and killing and maiming others, as well as doing big-time property damage. I see people running red lights all the time. I think Las Vegas is long overdue for lots of red light cameras. The policecan not possibly stop all this carnage with patrol officers, so it is time to take steps to help us.

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