ATS’ Newsletter, Issue 30


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Most Drivers Favor Red-Light Safety Cameras, National Poll Shows
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, June 30, 2011

Two-thirds of drivers in 14 big cities with longstanding red light camera programs support their use, a new survey from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates. The findings follow an Institute study demonstrating that cameras have reduced the rate of fatal red light running crashes by 24 percent in these same cities.

Eatontown Approves Red-Light Safety Camera Use
Atlanticville (New Jersey), June 30, 2011

The Borough Council formally adopted an ordinance to bring red-light safety cameras to the community. The decision allows the project to be put out for bid.

City of Melbourne OKs Camera Ordinance
FloridaToday.com, June 29, 2011

Red-light cameras will guard a handful of Melbourne intersections, but not for at least a year while city leaders wait out lawsuits and potential state law changes stemming from the controversial devices.


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Traffic Ticket Revenues Exceed Expectations in Colorado Springs
The Denver Post (Colorado), June 28, 2011

Revenues for Colorado Springs are higher than expected this year, thanks in part to red light cameras and photo radar.

Fatalities Fall, Ticket Revenues Rise in Calgary
Calgary Herald (Canada), June 28, 2011

Police officers and traffic cameras brought in another record amount in 2010, almost reaching the $40-million mark for the first time.


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The city of Milton, Fla., (pictured) will soon follow Doral in ending its red-light safety camera warning phase. Doral police will begin issuing fines based on camera evidence on June 30. See the article in The Miami Herald.

Cameras on Way to Crash-Prone Intersection
The Express-Times (New Jersey), June 24, 2011

A video from a patrolman’s dashboard camera at a routine traffic stop was all Pohatcong Township Council needed to decide if they would install red light cameras at two troubled intersections. The footage showed a truck colliding with a car.

A new and improved Wikipedia article about red-light safety cameras has been posted on this popular free encyclopedia site. The article provides a more up-to-date account of red-light safety camera technology, the issues that surround the program and where and why it is used in the United States and countries around the world. Please take a look.

Des Moines, Wash., and Clayton County, Ga., have signed new contracts with American Traffic Solutions this week. Speed compliance cameras will be installed at selected school zone locations in Des Moines. The agreement in Clayton County provides for Red-Light Safety Cameras to be installed.

Letter to Editor: Liberty Doesn’t Mean Ignoring Law
The Herald (Washington), June 28, 2011

I now see that our constitutionally protected liberties include the liberty to do what we want, when we want to do it, especially if the situation is not dangerous to anyone else as determined by ourselves, like knowing when it’s OK to run a red light.

Letter to Editor: Red-Light Camera Ticket Could Save a Life
The Bellingham Herald (Washington), June 28, 2011

We need more of the proposed red light cameras, and violators need to be fined with $1,000 tickets.

Commentary: 7 Driving Mysteries That Could Save Your Life
YahooHealth.com, June 21, 2011

The most dangerous thing most people do in a typical day is get behind the wheel. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 5 to 34.

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