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Road Safety Ink Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 15

March 14th, 2013

Philadelphia Parking Authority Debuts Video Demonstrating the Benefits of Red Light Cameras
Philadelphia Business Journal, March 12, 2013

The Philadelphia Parking Authority released an instructional video that explains how the cameras work, and how the cameras are changing driver behavior and saving lives. The video features city commissioners, elected officials and a traffic safety expert.

Red Light Runner Awareness Month: 2 fathers share heartbreaking stories
CBS 5 (Phoenix), March 13, 2013

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has declared March as Red Light Running Awareness Month in Arizona for the 15th year in a row. CBS 5 News spoke with two men Tuesday night with powerful stories.

Is a Longer Yellow Really the Key or Merely an Excuse?
The Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2013

President of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Adrian Lund addresses the issue of longer yellow lights.

Ohio Court Rulings Strongly Support Road Safety Camera Programs
ATSOL website, March 11, 2013

Despite a recent Hamilton County Common Pleas Court ruling, red-light and speed safety cameras in Ohio remain on strong legal ground.

Camera catches Bastrop drivers running red lights
The Statesman (Texas), March 11, 2013

Assistant Police Chief Matt Wagner gave an update on the number of motorists who were issued tickets for running red lights at the intersections of Texas 71 and Texas 95 and Texas 71 and Tahitian Drive during 2012 at a recent Bastrop City Council meeting.

Video From Red-Light Camera Leads to Arrest in Fatal Hit and Run Crash
Rochester Your News Now, March 8, 2013

Police in Rochester say a red-light camera just down the street where that fatal hit and run happened helped lead them to a suspect. The camera caught the driver’s license plate which took them straight to his house.

The ticket to stopping city traffic deaths
Speed cameras on our streets will catch reckless drivers
My Daily News (New York), March 8, 2013

There is a bill in the state Legislature that, if passed, will allow New York City to test a version of the speed camera program that has proven successful in other cities.

Red-Light Camera Report Convinces Oldsmar Council of Benefits
Tampa Bay Times (Florida), March 8, 2013

The Oldsmar City Council received an update Tuesday on the city’s four red-light cameras, which have been catching people running red lights since August. … City officials say the red-light cameras promote safety.

Deadly Crash Raises Call for Speed Safety Cameras
Transportation Alternatives (New York), March 7, 2013

On Sunday, a man driving double the speed limit struck and instantly killed two expectant parents, Raizel and Nachman Glauber. Their child, delivered by emergency cesarean section, died the next day. … It’s too late to prevent the crash that killed the Glauber family — but stand up for speed cameras.

Police say the cameras make roadways safer
Your Observer (Florida), March 7, 2013

Sarasota Sgt. Bryan Graham points to a 15.38% overall reduction in accidents/citations at the intersections that have had the cameras in place for at least a year.

Cobb PD reminding drivers to stop for school buses
The Atlantic Journal Constitution (Georgia), March 13, 2013

Cobb County’s police department will be placing electronic signs in several neighborhoods over the next few weeks to remind drivers not to pass stopped school buses. The district recently placed cameras on buses to film and ticket violators.

Prince George’s County looks to add school bus cameras
The Examiner (Maryland), March 11, 2013

The Prince George’s County Police Department is pushing a bill that would add cameras to the outside of school buses to nab drivers who disregard the buses’ flashing red stop signs.

Get Involved in Saving a Life: Sharing a Tweet is a convenient way to inform others about the dangers of red-light running. Another way is to direct drivers to the ATS YouTube page, where visitors can watch informative videos about road safety camera programs and see the dangerous crashes hundreds of communities are trying to avoid by installing red-light safety cameras. Seeing is believing, which is why ATS invites you to visit our links at the end of this page and share the message to stop on red.

March is red-light running awareness month! Please share this graphic on your website and social media pages to show your support for road safety and promote the message to always stop on red! Use the hashtag #StopOnRed. Together we can make a difference.

“Speeding is the number one cause of fatal crashes in New York City and we must do everything we can to prevent future fatalities.”
Council Speaker Christine Quinn

Speaking in support of installing more speed cameras at New York City intersections
Capital New York, March 12, 2013

“The fact is, we know how to prevent more accidents like the one that killed the Glauber family. Albany must vote to allow New York City to test a speed camera program now. Politics cannot trump safety.”
Paul White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives and Veronica Vanterpool, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign

New York Daily News, March 8, 2013

POLL: Speed camera plan pitched — a good idea, Staten Island? Vote here.
City Council members and transportation advocates rallied in support of proposed state legislation that would put cameras at some high-speed intersections throughout the city.
Staten Island Live, March 12, 2013

“Looking at the camera footage, we were able to see a vehicle that had damage on it. We were able to get the license plate and follow up on that information. Once we were there and looked at the vehicle, it was pretty obvious that it had been involved in a very serious accident. Would we have found this vehicle or found this individual absent the technology? I can’t say specifically or for sure, but I don’t believe so, and many times we have been unable to close these cases successfully.”
Rochester Chief Jim Sheppard
Rochester Your News Now, March 8, 2013

“Speeding is the No. 1 cause of fatal crashes in New York City, and we must do everything we can to prevent future fatalities. Speed cameras are a smart detriment that will reduce speeding and help save lives.”
Council speaker Christine C. Quinn
Staten Island Live, March 12, 2013

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