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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 35

August 11th, 2016

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ATS Supports National Stop on Red Week

Authorities are showing support for National Stop on Red Week which continues through Saturday. The week-long effort is dedicated to reminding drivers that running red lights is not a victimless crime. More than half of the fatalities that occur in red-light running crashes are people other than the red-light runner. American Traffic Solutions is proud to add its voice to the many others calling out to remind drivers to slow down on yellow and stop on red. For more information visit the ATS web page here.

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Top 3 Reasons People Run Red Lights
The List (Arizona), Aug. 9, 2016

National Stop on Red Week is all about raising awareness to the dangers of red-light running. Jimmy Rhoades teamed up with Chandler Police Lt. Scott Veach to discuss the top three reasons people run red lights, and offer some safer alternatives. (Thelisttv.com image)

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Students Speak Up for Safety Around School Buses
Mesquite ISD Twitter/YouTube (Texas), Aug. 2, 2016 

Mesquite Independent School District has teamed up with the City of Mesquite to keep students safe by installing school bus stop arm safety cameras. See related coverage from City of Mesquite and The Dallas Morning News.

 

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Road Users in Florida Hear about National Stop on Red Week
WIOD-Radio 610 AM (Florida), Aug. 11, 2016

Florida Department of Transportation District Champions have organized teams to conduct on-street safety education geared toward encouraging local motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists to use caution as they approach intersections, obey traffic signals and share the road safely. (Sun Sentinel image)

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Cameras Proposed to Deter Speeding in Work Zones
TribLive (Pennsylvania), Aug. 9, 2016

A bill awaiting action in the Pennsylvania Senate aims to impose $100 fines against motorists caught on camera speeding through active PennDOT and turnpike work zones. Senate Bill 840 would create a five-year pilot program during which vehicles detected going 11 mph over the posted speed limits would be automatically photographed. (Tribune-Review image by Guy Wathen)

Mom Pushes for Lower Speed Limits after Son’s Death
Los Angeles Daily News (California), Aug. 8, 2016

Wyatt Savaikie, 14, was killed in an intersection three months after the red-light cameras there were removed. … A driver sped through a red light there and struck the boy, killing him. Wyatt’s mother, Teresa, wants the 45 mph speed limit at that intersection lowered. She says the city’s growing population and speed limits are no longer compatible.

 

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Retweeted by ATS_RoadSafety CA_DMV @CA_DMV Not a list we want to make! Learn about the dangers of red-light running at atsol.com. #StopOnRed2016

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ATS_RoadSafety  Great advice @HCSOSheriff as kids head back to school! Drive safe & obey the school bus stop arm. #StopArmSafety

 

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Virginia to Select Partner Soon for I-66 Toll Lane Project
The Bond Buyer (New York), Aug. 8, 2016

Virginia plans to select the private partner in October for its $2 billion plan to add high occupancy toll lanes on Interstate 66 through a public-private partnership, while keeping open the public financing option. The final, detailed requests for proposals for the project were sent last week to investment teams short-listed for the project earlier this year. (WTOP-Radio 103.5 FM image by Dave Dildine)

I-295 Express Lanes in Jacksonville to Open in 2017
WJCT-TV Public Broadcasting (Florida), Aug. 5, 2016

The Interstate-295 West Belway Express Lanes from the Buckman Bridge to I-95 are expected to be completed in early 2017. The Express Lanes, which will have a toll, will be another option for commuters. The regular lanes will remain open and free.

 

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Commentary: Keep the Stop in Right on Red
The National Law Review, Aug. 5, 2016

In S.B. 986, Senator Jerry Hill proposes that fines are lowered for people who make a rolling stop at a red light before turning. … The wording in this bill is very careless and has serious implications for pedestrians in California. 700 pedestrian deaths in one year could significantly increase each and every year if people are allowed to legally roll through a red light to make a right-hand turn. California residents are encouraged to speak up about this dangerous bill that could impact their lifestyle.

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Editorial: Keep the Red-Light Cameras
Bradenton Herald (Florida), Aug. 7, 2016

More than 44,000 law-breaking motorists got caught by red-light cameras since the city installed them in 2009. How many crashes were avoided? How many lives were saved? How many devastating injuries did not occur because of the tickets that taught a lesson and brought a driver to his or her senses? We’ll never know. Isn’t that a good thing? Bradenton should keep the cameras.

 

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“Our goal is to encourage everyone to slow down and stop on red. It only takes a second to take a life, or to safe a life. Please pledge to stop on red, and remember, safety saves lives.”
Melissa Wandall, President of the National Coalition for Safer Roads
WIOD-Radio 610 AM (Florida), Aug. 11, 2016

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“Some people are probably going to take offense, but I don’t care about the revenue, this was about public safety and the data we are looking at for public safety shows we are decreasing accidents at those intersections.”
Brendan Cox, Police Chief of Albany, New York
WRGB-TV CBS 6 (New York), Aug. 10, 2016

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