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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 48

November 10th, 2016




Study Suggests Red-Light Cameras Save Children’s Lives
Portland Press Herald/The Washington Post Nov. 5, 2016

A new study suggests that red-light cameras save children’s lives. The study — which was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference, which was Oct. 22-25 in San Francisco — found a correlation between rising traffic fatalities involving children in some states following the termination of red-light-camera enforcement. See related article at The Spokesman-Review.  (File photo by The Spokesman-Review)

Red-Light Camera Program Changing at Virginia Beach
The Virginian-Pilot, Nov. 4, 2016

As part of a contract signed earlier this year for the city’s red-light program, crews are replacing red-light cameras, taking some down and installing new ones from American Traffic Solutions. (City of Virginia Beach image)

Nearly 10% Growth Predicted for Road Safety Market by 2021
ITS International, Nov. 3, 2016

According to a new market research report, the road safety market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.3 percent from from 2016 to 2021, topping out at $4.06 billion.  Growing government regulations for road safety are among the driving forces in the market. The report names red-light enforcement as one of the most important safety control systems in traffic management. (The Fayetteville Observer image by Johnny Horne)



Study Shows Risks to Pedestrians in School Zones
School Bus News (National), Nov. 2, 2016

A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide sheds light on safety risks for student pedestrians — specifically those in their teens. Unsafe speed limits were among the risky behaviors recorded. … The findings come at a time when pedestrian deaths among 12- to 19-year-olds have increased 13 percent in the past two years. Five teens in the U.S. die every week while walking.  The report encourages cities to use speed and red-light safety cameras in school zones. View report here. (Safe Kids Worldwide graphic)

Ontario to Reintroduce Photo Radar in School Zones
Guelph Mercury Tribune (Canada), Nov. 8, 2016

After a formal request from Toronto Mayor John Tory, Premier Kathleen Wynn has announced new legislation empowering municipalities to install safety cameras near schools to curb speeding and protect pedestrians and cyclists. “Our intent is to give municipalities more tools to help keep people safe on our roads,” the premier said.




ATS_RoadSafety retweeted NCSR @SaferRoadsUSA NCSR Retweeted GHSA It’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week! Drowsy driving can cause crashes Please be #Awake2Drive #safetysaveslives

ATS_RoadSafety @ATS_RoadSafety Red-light cameras added at some @CityofVaBeach intersections, removed at others. pilotonline.com/news/local/tra…   #StopOnRed  @virginianpilot



Construction Begins on Toll Road into Austin
KXAN-TV NBC 36 (Texas), Nov. 8, 2016

It has taken about 30 years, but today construction on the SH 45 Southwest Project officially started. Drivers in Hays and Southern Travis County will eventually see some relief to their commute. The 3.6-mile toll road is expected to save 9 to 17 minutes over local routes to downtown Austin, while drivers who use local routes to downtown will save 6 to 7 minutes. (KXAN-TV NBC 36 image)