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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 25

June 2nd, 2016

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Family Hopeful as Critically Injured Teen Fights to Recover 
WBBH-TV NBC 2 (Florida), June 1, 2016

A Fort Myers family is clinging to hope after their 16-year-old was hit by a car while crossing the street to board a stopped school bus.  See earlier coverage from News-Press.com. (WBBH-TV NBC 2 image)

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Red-Light Camera Catches Same Vehicle 2 Days in a Row
Clearwater Patch (Florida), May 31, 2016

According to the Clearwater Police Department, its red-light camera at Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road caught the same blue pickup truck blowing through the red-light not once, but twice. “Same vehicle, same intersection, one day apart,” the Department wrote on its Facebook page. (Clearwater Patch image)

 

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Child Hit by Car while Exiting School Bus
Daily Local News (Pennsylvania), June 1, 2016

A juvenile was taken to a local hospital after getting hit by a motorist passing a school bus on Route 926 eastbound Wednesday afternoon, according to police. A school district statement said the bus “was stopped with its lights flashing on Route 3 when a driver behind the bus swerved to avoid a collision with the car in front.” (Associated Press image)

Teen Injured when Semi Hits School Bus
TCPalm.com (Florida), May 31, 2016

Authorities say a north Florida teen was critically injured when a semitrailer hit the school bus he was boarding. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the Alachua County school bus was stopped in the right lane picking up children when the semi swerved and started to jackknife. The front of the semi hit the open doors and the student. The teen was taken to a Gainesville hospital. The semi’s driver was cited for careless driving.

 

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Delaware Combats Traffic Fatalities with Red-Light Cameras
The News Journal, June 1, 2016

In September, the Delaware Department of Transportation will installed automatic red-light cameras at 16 dangerous intersections in New Castle and Sussex counties. In April, a DelDOT report identified locations along a stretch of roadway with a high rate of crashes caused by drivers running red lights. (WMDT-TV Channel 47 image)

 

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NCSR @SaferRoadsUSA VIDEO: #TrafficTipTuesday with Pres @MelissaWandall asking YOU to be the example. See what she has to say.

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ATS_RoadSafety @ATS_RoadSafety Spokane police want drivers to get the hint before summer break/start of school year. kxly.com/news/spokane-n…  @OfcTeresaFuller

 

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I-66 Tolls will Ease Local Congestion in, around Falls Church
Falls Church News-Press (Virginia), June 1, 2016

The city of Falls Church will benefit from revenues generated by the planned introduction of tolls on Interstate 66 next year in the form of $854,000 for the installation and operation of bike sharing. The toll program, which will be introduced during peak hours in each direction on I-66 about a year from now, will benefit a wide range of regional projects, … with the long-term overall effect of benefiting the toll payer by moving people and reducing congestion. (WTOP-Radio 103.5 FM image by Max Smith)

Transportation Secretary: Louisiana May Need More Tolls
WWWL-Radio 870 AM, May 31, 2016

State Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says Louisiana may need to consider tolls as a way to pay for major highway construction projects. He says the state cannot rely on federal money to cover the costs for big ticket items. “Governor Edwards and myself are very supportive of tolling as an option to fund transportation and to fund projects that are significant compared to perhaps just depending on federal dollars to make that happen,” Wilson said.

Toll Plan Floated to Resolve Traffic Problem on Highway 37
The North Bay Business Journal (California), May 27, 2016

United Bridge Partners wants to expand the oft-congested section of Highway 37 between Sears Point and Mare Island, restore wetlands and do it decades sooner by charging tolls.

 

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Commentary: Roads Here a Montage of Bad Driving
The Desert Sun (California), May 30, 2016

Not a day goes by that I am not outraged by the number of drivers running red lights here in our valley. We’ve all seen them. We are waiting for the light to turn green. When it does, we begin moving through the intersection, and here they come. One, sometimes two or three cars speed on through. Clearly with total disregard for the safety of others they consciously choose to enter the intersection when the light is red so they can get to their destination 90 seconds earlier. … Whatever happened to the red-light cameras as one method of harvesting these reckless motorists?

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Editorial: Legislator Irresponsible to Urge Drivers to Ignore Tickets
The Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), June 1, 2016

Mayors do not tell contractors to ignore building codes. Members of Congress do not urge citizens to skip filing their income tax returns. And state legislators have no business telling residents to forgo paying fines. On a video posted to his Facebook page last week, state Rep. Andy Holt is pictured burning what he claims is a traffic citation resulting from a traffic camera. And he is exhorting Tennesseans to ignore paying the fines as well. … Holt has a duty to push for legislation he believes is in the best interest of Tennesseans, but encouraging residents to flout the law is irresponsible. A person entrusted with the honor of serving in the Tennessee General Assembly should show more respect for its law.

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