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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 47

November 3rd, 2016

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A Second Florida Appeals Court Backs Red-Light Cameras
Tampa Bay Times (Florida), Oct. 28, 2016

A second Florida appeals court has sided with communities that use cameras to catch red light runners. The Second District Court of Appeal ruled Oct. 28 that the City of Oldsmar’s camera program is not an illegal delegation of a law enforcement function to a third party. It follows a similar ruling issued in July in a case filed against the City of Ventura. View American Traffic Solutions’ news release here.

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Chandler Road Safety Cameras Begin Warning Period at 4 Locations
KTVK-TV Channel 3 (Arizona), Oct. 31, 2016

Chandler took the lens caps off photo enforcement cameras at four intersections on Nov. 1. If any of the cameras catch you in a moving violation at one of those intersections, you will get a warning in the mail. The city of Chandler is basically giving drives a 30-day grace period to get used to the cameras. Come Dec. 1, however, citations will be issued to speeders and red light runners. (ATS image)

 

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Frisco Adds 5th Red-Light Safety Camera
KXAS-TV NBC 5 (Texas), Nov. 2, 2016

Frisco added a new red-light camera at the intersection of Preston Road and Warren Parkway, the site of 60 crashes in the past five years, causing injuries to 21 people. This is the city’s fifth camera in the program, which began in February 2011. Police Sgt. Jeff Inmon said “We’re seeing a huge decrease in violators running red lights because of the cameras.” (KXAS-TV NBC 5 image)

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Issaquah Could Get More Red-Light Safety Cameras
KIRO-TV Channel 7 (Washington), Oct. 28, 2016

The Issaquah City Council Services and Safety Committee has recommended that the full council approve a plan to study the viability of adding red-light cameras to six intersections. Police identified the locations as having the most crashes triggered by red-light infractions. American Traffic Solutions will conduct the study at no charge to the city. The council could vote on the recommendation Nov. 7. See related article at the East Side News. (KIRO-TV Channel 7 image)

 

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6th Grader Hit by Car while Boarding School Bus
WSET-TV ABC 13 (Virginia), Nov. 2, 2016

State police said a 13-year-old girl was getting on the school bus in Boones Mill when a 19-year-old driver didn’t stop, went around the bus and hit the girl as she crossed the road. The student was treated at the scene for minor injuries. See related article at The Roanoke Times.

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Falls Church Resumes School Bus Camera Program
WTOP-Radio 1500 AM (Washington D.C.), Oct. 31. 2016

The City of Falls Church is resuming its program to cite drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses, which had been on hold for a year, after Virginia’s General Assembly fixed legal language to clarify how violators will receive citations.  (Del Ray Patch/Falls Church City Public Schools)

 

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ATS_RoadSafety @ATS_RoadSafety  3 million views! Thank you for supporting our mission to make life safer & easier on the road ahead. youtube.com/ATSRoadSafety. #StopOnRed

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NHTSA @NHTSAgov Always make eye contact with drivers as they approach you to make sure that you are seen. #EveryoneIsAPedestrian

 

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1st Days of Massachusetts Tolling Brings 4 Million Transactions
WWLP-TV Channel 22 (Massachusetts), Nov. 1, 2016

The new electronic tolling system on the Massachusetts Turnpike has processed more than 4 million transactions since the program launched Friday night. Eighty-three percent of those were E-ZPass transactions. See related article at WBZ-TV CBS 4. (The Boston Globe image by Aram Boghosian)

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Massive Project to Change Face of Commuting on 288
KTRK-TV ABC 13 (Texas), Nov. 1, 2016

In just a matter of days, crews will break ground on new construction for State Highway 288. The multi-million dollar project will add toll lanes to the South Freeway to provide traffic relief for drivers who take the freeway from Brazoria County and southern Harris County. The project will take $815 million and three years to complete. (KTRK-TV ABC 13 image)

 

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“We know it’s working. We know that it does reduce crashes at intersections and that’s our goal. We want to reduce crashes so people don’t get hurt.”
Jeff Inmon, Police Sergeant with city of Frisco, Texas
KXAS-TV NBC 5 (Texas), Nov. 2, 2016

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