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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 38

September 1st, 2016



ATS Wishes Everyone a Safe and Enjoyable Labor Day
American Traffic Solutions wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend with their family and friends. As vehicles fill the roadways, we urge drivers to be especially careful at intersections. According to study results from the National Coalition for Safer Roads, Labor Day weekend is the second-most dangerous summer holiday for red-light running. (iLaborday2016.com image)


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Effort Continues to Protect Children with School Bus Cameras
Daily Messenger (New York), Aug. 31, 2016

Legislation that was supposed to better protect children getting on and off school buses did not get voted on in Albany last session. The legislation would have helped to catch and fine drivers who pass buses that are picking up or dropping off kids. It’s a rule many say is badly needed. State Sen. Joe Robach, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee in Albany, supports the measure and hopes to see it passed next session. (Daily Messenger/WHEC-TV NBC 10 image)

2 Trucks Crash to Avoid Stopped School Bus
KJAS.com (Texas), Aug. 30, 2016

Two log trucks crashed shortly before 7 a.m. Monday on Highway 63 near the Jasper/Newton County line. A witness said they were trying to stop to avoid a stopped school bus which was loading children. One truck overturned and the other log truck went through the front yard of a nearby home. The bus was not hit. One truck driver was taken to a nearby hospital.



Back to School: City Urges Drivers to be Cautious near Schools 
City of Issaquah (Washington), Aug. 30, 2016

With a new school year set to start, drivers should use extra caution near schools and prepare for traffic changes. … On the first day of classes, speed cameras resume operation on Second Avenue Southeast near four schools: Clark, Issaquah High, Issaquah Middle and Gibson Ek High. (The Issaquah Press image by Greg Farrar)

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1 Injured in Red-Light Running Collision
The Daily Nonpareil (Iowa), Aug. 30, 2016

A Council Bluffs man was injured in a two-vehicle wreck on West Broadway on Monday afternoon. Police said the driver of a pickup truck ran a red light and struck a passing sedan.


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ATS_RoadSafety  @ATS_RoadSafety +35K people ran red lights on Labor Day in 2014. This #LaborDay2016 remember to drive safe & Always #STOPonRed!


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People Line Up for Free Transponders in Massachusetts
WAMC-Radio (New York), Aug. 31, 2016

In advance of the changeover in late October to all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike, officials are distributing free transponders that motorists will need to avoid paying higher rates to travel on the highways. … MassDOT says 73 percent of the tolls it collects on the western part of the turnpike are paid through an E-ZPass account. The goal is to increase that to 85 percent when all-electronic tolling begins. (WCVB-TV ABC 5 image)

Spike in Crashes Might Lead to Removal of Toll Booths
San Francisco Examiner (California), Aug. 29, 2016

Drivers are crashing into the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza more than ever before. That’s according to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District which presented its plans to remove the toll plaza and install a gantry. The proposed replacement is essentially a metal structure that would run above lanes of traffic from the bridge, equipped with cameras, radio equipment and other high-tech wizardry to aid in collecting tolls. The gantry would be in place by 2018. (San Francisco Examiner image by Jessica Christian)


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Editorial: Bradenton Takes Prudent New Path with Cameras
Bradenton Herald (Florida), Aug. 30, 2016

Bradenton’s City Council took a prudent path on the contentious issue of red-light cameras this month by temporarily shuttering the devices and terminating the vendor’s contract in order to seek a new outfit to run the operation. That’s a far better outcome than eliminating the entire program. … Cheers to the council for keeping the faith in this public safety program.

Letter to the Editor: Safety Is Priority for Red-Light Cameras
The Fayetteville Observer (North Carolina), Aug. 29, 2016

After reading the article, “More red-light cameras coming,” about Fayetteville adding more red-light cameras, I am disappointed that the two individuals who were interviewed voiced more of a concern about where the dollars went than anything else. Safety is the main concern.

Letter: Our Region Needs Red-Light Cameras
The Free Lance-Star (Virginia), Aug. 28, 2016

Thank you, Free Lance-Star columnist Rob Hedelt for pointing out the horrendous “red light” issue here in our communities. Unlike you, my parents were broadsided by a driver running a red light three years ago. Thankfully, God protected them in this crash and they only suffered minor injuries, but with long lasting fears of this happening again. It is time to get involved and fight for this readily available and proven lifesaving technology.