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ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 7, Issue 23

November 8th, 2017

ATS StreetSafe – The Future of Speed Enforcement
American Traffic Solutions(Arizona), Nov 2017

The Future of Handheld Speed Enforcement

Speed continues to be a leading cause of collisions and pedestrian fatalities in communities across the country. Conventional speed enforcement tools limit officer effectiveness and increase officer risk during traffic stops.

To help enhance safety in your community, American Traffic Solutions is pleased to offer ATS StreetSafe. ATS StreetSafe is a handheld speed safety camera solution that enables law enforcement to enforce speed in their community without having to put themselves or others in harm’s way. Learn more at


American Traffic Solutions Partners with Laser Technology Inc. To Launch ATS StreetSafe
American Traffic Solutions (Arizona), Nov. 1, 2017

American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has partnered with Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) to develop and launch ATS StreetSafe, a hand-held laser device designed to protect communities from the dangers of speeding by providing an efficient, safe and effective way of enhancing enforcement. Speeding is one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities in the U.S. Combined, ATS and LTI currently partner with more than 100 municipalities nationwide to provide speed enforcement technology.

Stolen truck from Phoenix captured on speeding camera
ABC 15 (Arizona), Oct. 28, 2017

A valley man’s truck was stolen and he thought it was gone forever, until a couple weeks later, when he received a photo radar ticket and there was a woman sitting behind the wheel.

More red light cameras go to Amarillo city council for approval
ABC 7 Amarillo (Texas), Oct. 26, 2017

Amarillo drivers beware: More red light cameras could soon come to the city. The citizens’ advisory board for photographic traffic enforcement met this week to look at the intersections with the most crashes in the city and considered putting red-light cameras at 12 of them. Amarillo currently has eight intersections with nine red-light cameras. The city could remove four current red light cameras, keep five existing cameras and add seven more cameras. A decision is expected Oct. 26.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Speed Enforcement
WFMD 930 Free Talk (Maryland), Oct. 31, 2017

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday that automated speed enforcement cameras at the Maugansville Elementary School Zone on Maugans Avenue, and at the Paramount Elementary School Zone on Longmeadow Road and on Marsh Pike will become operational on November 1st.


Sting nabs 120 drivers flying past stopped school buses
The Morning Call (Pennsylvania), Nov. 7, 2017

A coordinated effort to nab drivers passing stopped school buses netted 120 violators across Pennsylvania last month, but none in the Lehigh Valley.

New school bus cameras catch dangerous drivers in South Bend
WNDU (Indiana) Nov. 2017

The South Bend Community School Corporation has caught 39 drivers disregarding stop arms since new cameras debuted in August.

5-year-old child hit by speeding vehicle after exiting school bus
CBS 46 (Georgia), Oct. 31, 2017

A five-year-old Lulu Pedrick was struck by an intoxicated driver in a Hummer 2 as she began to cross the street to head home in Newnan.

After exiting the school bus, the bus driver checked for vehicles before signaling to Lulu Pedrick it was safe to cross in front of the bus, but was unable to the little girl before Belvins sped around the bus.

Officials say the school bus was stopped with properly working red lights and stop sign at the time of the incident.

Tolleson high schools crack down on motorists who ignore stop signs on buses by installing cameras
Cronkite News (Arizona) Oct. 30, 2017

Tolleson Union High School District has installed cameras on 20 of its buses to deter motorists who ignore the stop signs that come down when students get on or off the bus. The district plans to add 18 more by the end of November.

“What we’re finding is that more and more people are running through and not observing the stop arms when they actually deploy,” said James West, transportation director for the district. “We’ve got just an incredible amount of safety factors and issues that happen through that.”

Convictions for unlawfully passing school buses drop
The Gazette (Iowa) Oct. 28, 2017

Attorneys cite hurdles in prosecuting harsher ‘Kadyn’s Law’. An 8-second video shows the red lights of a stopped school bus flashing through a morning haze.(Gazette file photo)

What part of stopping for school buses do motorists not understand?
SWNewsMedia.com October 26, 2017

Law enforcement officers across the state have written nearly 9,000 bus stop-arm violation citations in the past six years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. (Photo by Patty Dextere)



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Red-light cameras and rules of the road
Newsday, Oct 27, 2017

“The writer complained that he has a $150 ticket because he failed to come to a complete stop when turning right on red at this Garden City intersection. I’m confused. The law says you may turn right on red if there is no one coming and you have stopped completely.

The ability to turn right on red was a wonderful thing until people started abusing it. I have yet to receive a ticket for disobeying traffic rules. I say put them everywhere!
Linda Oley, Blue Point

More red light cameras go to Amarillo city council for approval
ABC 7 Amarillo (Texas), Oct. 26, 2017

“Cameras at intersections is very much in keeping with the current stats that would indicate the safety of the driving public is enhanced by those extra cameras,” said Steve Rogers, the committee chair. “The driving public is safer when these photo enforcement cameras are in place and we have plenty of intersections around town that would be considered dangerous enough to have photo enforcement.”