ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 7, Issue 12

June 8th, 2017 Comments off


Commentary: Vision Zero Is a Huge Success
New York Daily News, May 30, 2017

The Grand Concourse in the Bronx has long been an intimidating pedestrian and bicycle environment. Following several years of “Vision Zero” street safety improvements, however, this June will mark more than two years without any street deaths — down from an all-time high of 15 deaths in 1992. It’s time to extend those benefits to the whole city. (Image by Gardiner Andeson for New York Daily News)

Editorial: Bill Would Let Cities Increase Use of Road Safety Cameras
The Register Guard (Oregon), June 3, 2017

Oregon cities that install cameras at intersections to catch motorists running red lights may soon be able to also use them to catch speeders under House Bill 2409. … This is an eminently sensible and potentially lifesaving bill.

 

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Two Injured in Hillsdale County Car-School Bus Crash
WTVB-Radio 1590 AM/95.5 FM (Michigan), June 7, 2017

The driver of a passenger car and her 5-year-old child suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle struck the back of a Pittsford school bus. Michigan State Police say the bus had come to a complete stop with all of the appropriate flashing lights and equipment activated. (School Transportation News image)

Speed Van Plan Moves to Santa Fe City Council
Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico), June 5, 2017

The Santa Fe City Council’s Finance Committee gave the green light to advancing a proposal to restart the S.T.O.P. speed limit enforcement program, which uses unmanned speed enforcement vehicles to catch speeders. … The full City Council could consider the proposal on July 12.


Mother behind School Bus Passing Law Speaks Out
WDAM-TV Channel 7 (Mississippi), June 2, 2017

Nathan Scott Pates pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to aggravated assault after he hit a stopped school bus with his truck, injuring a child who was unloading. He was convicted under Nathan’s Law, and has to go to jail for five years. … The law is named after 5-year-old Nathan Key, and imposes stiffer penalties on drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. Nathan was killed in 2009 when he was struck by a motorist who hit him as he got off the school bus. (WDAM-TV Channel 7 image)


Global Study: Safety Regulations Drive Growing Use of Cameras
Individual.com, June 2, 2017

According to a new market report published by Credence Research Inc. “Traffic Enforcement Camera Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis, and Forecast 2015-2022,” stringent road safety regulations and increasing efforts to reduce road fatalities across the world are increasing the adoption of traffic enforcement cameras. The growth is primarily driven by the increasing need to reduce speeding and fatalities in urban areas. (San Jose Mercury News/MercuryNews.com image by Dan Honda)


Oregon May Let Red-Light Cameras Catch Speeders
The Register-Guard, June 1, 2017

Red-light cameras could soon serve a second function in Oregon: identifying speeders. House Bill 2409, recently approved by the state Senate, would allow cities to use their red-light cameras also to issue speeding tickets to drivers who pass through an intersection on a green light at least 10 mph faster than the posted speed limit, or at least 21 mph over the speed limit if the light is red.  The bill still needs the governor’s signature to become law.  (Portland Press Herald image)

 

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ATS_RoadSafety Retweeted  NHTSA @NHTSAgov About 1K Americans are killed every month in speed-related crashes. Slow down, and don’t become a statistic. #SlowDown #SayNoToSpeeding

  
ATS_RoadSafety Retweeted GHSA @GHSAHQ “The whole point during that learning to drive process … is to control that risk.” GHSA’s @russ_martin81 on GDL: bit.ly/2rwy9wi   Fatal Teen Driver Crashes Increase across U.S. Wisconsin
New data from AAA showed drivers ages 16 and 17 killed in car crashes increased 13.1 percent across the country from … wpr.org.

 

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Indiana DOT Request Seen as Prelude to Tolling Changes
The Journal Gazette, June 3, 2017

The Indiana Department of Transportation on Friday wasted no time looking at future tolling by requesting information for studies related to interstate tolling and the National Environmental Policy Act. The purpose of the request is to generate information to help INDOT plan interstate tolling programs, according to a news release.  (WLS-TV ABC 7 image)

New Parkway Toll Will Be Cashless
New Jersey Advance Media for NJ.com, May 31, 2017

Drivers who use the new Exit 125 ramp from the Garden State Parkway south to Sayreville better bring their E-ZPass or risk a fine, now that officials finalized a cashless toll plaza. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority board members voted last week to put a $1.50 toll on the new Exit 125 and ban cash payment.