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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 2

December 23rd, 2015

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season
American Traffic Solutions wishes everyone a joyful and safe holiday season. Drive carefully on your way to enjoying this special time of year with family and friends. Before you start out, review these safety tips from the National Safety Council. (GoodFon.su image)

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Police Issue Video Warning of Red-Light Running Dangers
Round Rock Patch (Texas), Dec. 21, 2015

Round Rock police made a video reminding civilians about the dangers and consequences of running red lights. “Don’t gamble with your life or the lives of others. Red-light running can severely cost you in multiple ways. Watch this video to find out how,” the police wrote on social media. (Round Rock Police image)

Mother, Son Injured Crossing Street
Pioneer Press (Minnesota), Dec. 21, 2015

A mother and her 3-year-old son were crossing a St. Paul road holding hands, the woman peering around a school bus that had stopped for them to make sure the coast was clear. They continued on, but police say a 23-year-old man drove around the bus and into the pedestrians and sent them flying. They were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. (MinnPost photo by Bill Lindeke)

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Chicago Enters Ticketing Phase at New Speed Camera Sites
Belleview News Democrat (Illinois), Dec. 22, 2015

The city of Chicago will start to issue tickets to motorists caught on new traffic cameras speeding through children safety zones. The Automated Speed Enforcement cameras were installed at two locations in November. The city only sent warnings for the first 30 days. Now, drivers pictured breaking the speed limit will be ticketed. The first violation still won’t mean a fine, but any subsequent violation will.

Cries for Safer Streets after Teen’s Death
Queens Press (New York), Dec. 18, 2015

State Sen. Jose Peralta along with other elected officials and members of the community gathered on the corner of Northern and Junction boulevards to demand additional street safety measures after a Tuesday hit-and-run ended in the death of 17-year-old Ovidio Jaramillo. … Among his announcements, Peralta called for the installation of speed cameras along Northern Boulevard because of how busy the street is, especially since it cuts across the borough.


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Survey: 32,000 Vehicles Illegally Pass N.Y. School Buses in 1 Day
WHAM-TV ABC 13 (New York), Dec. 22, 2015

A new survey estimates school buses in New York are illegally passed by cars more than 32,000 times each day. According to the New York Association for Pupil Transportation, a survey looked at 29 school districts on Dec. 16 to measure how many vehicles illegally passed school buses. See related article at School Transportation News.  (News10 ABC image)

Passing Car Injures Girl, 11, Leaving School Bus
MidHudsonNews (New York), Dec. 20, 2015

An 11-year-old girl sustained minor injuries and police ticketed the 47-year-old driver for failure to stop for a stopped school bus. The collision occurred as the girl was getting off her school bus and was crossing the road. Police said the stop sign and red lights were activated on the school bus. This year, Ramapo Town police have issued 96 tickets for passing stopped school buses.

Teen Struck, Injured Crossing Street to School Bus
Boston Herald (Massachusetts), Dec. 17, 2015

A 16-year-old high school student narrowly escaped major injury when she was clipped by a car while crossing a busy residential straightaway to a waiting school bus.


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ATS_RoadSafety @ATS_RoadSafety Even Santa knows to #StopOnRed ho ho ho! Drive Safe!

ATS_RoadSafety @ATS_RoadSafety More than 31,300 people ran a red light over #Christmas break! Make sure your Holidays are merry & bright by stopping on red!

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IIHS @IIHS_autosafety Speed cameras reduce injury crashes. http://ht.ly/Wcerrw

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Shovels Are Ready for Delaware Toll Road Project
WDDE-Radio 91.1 FM, Dec. 22, 2015

Delaware Department of Transportation officials say work on two major portions of a new $400 million U.S. 301 toll road will begin no later than Jan. 11. … The new U.S. 301 connector will be a four-lane toll highway running from Delaware-Maryland line, eventually joining with Route 1 just below the William Roth Bridge.

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Denver Transportation Planners Look to Solve Future Congestion
The Denver Post (Colorado), Dec. 20, 2015

Denver-area transportation planners largely have kept up with the region’s growth of the past 20 years and are preparing for more to come. … CDOT is already embracing managed toll lanes … which are at the center of coming plans to overhaul I-70 through northeast Denver and a long-delayed upgrade of the most congested parts of C-470.  CDOT is also making plans to extend managed lanes even farther north through the suburbs, rather than calling for large-scale widening that many local leaders and commuters prefer. (The Denver Post image)


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“We continue to see motorists pass our school buses at alarming rates. The motoring public really has to get serious about Stopping for Stopped School Buses … for the safety of our children.”
David Adam, President of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation
WHAM-TV ABC 13 (New York), Dec. 22, 2015

“It’s time for our streets to be safe for all New Yorkers — pedestrians, drivers and cyclists alike. As a strong supporter of Vision Zerio, I have worked in Albany to bring more speed cameras to our streets and championed a reduced speed limit. I believe that safety must come first, so that no more lives are lost because of reckless drivers.”
Francisco Moya, New York State Assembly member
Queens Press (New York), Dec. 18, 2015