ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 8


Hartford Pushes for Red-Light Cameras
NBC Connecticut, Jan. 26, 2012

The mayor of Hartford and the state senator who represents the capital city are working together to appeal to the state Legislature to pass legislation to install cameras at traffic lights. See related coverage in NorwalkPlus.com.

Midfield to Install 2nd Camera in February
The Birmingham News (Alabama), Jan. 25, 2012

Mayor Gary Richardson said the intersection along the highway is a no­torious spot for people run­ning red lights. The plan is to have the second red-light safety camera operational in early February. The city will notify drivers of the camera locations by put­ting up signs.


Fort Lee Considers Road Safety Camera Program
NorthJersey.com, Jan. 21, 2012

Fort Lee, which is home to one end of the world’s busiest bridge, might soon consider proposals from vendors of red-light safety cameras, over the objections of residents. In 2010, 51.2 million vehicles crossed the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee into Manhattan. (Photo by Evabin.wordpress.com)

Traffic Fines Boost City’s Budget, Funds Community Projects
TriCities.com (Tennessee), Jan. 21, 2012

Speed cameras along U.S. Highway 11E significantly influenced the city’s finances last year, according to a recent audit report.

City Plans to Keep Speed Safety Cameras in School Zones
Redmond Reporter (Washington), Jan. 19, 2012

Speed safety cameras in school zones are proving more popular than red-light safety cameras in Redmond, where officials plan to keep the current speed program while exploring a plan to expand the system.

Hartford Mayor Readies Red-Light Camera Support
WFSB TV3 (Connecticut), Jan. 26, 2012

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra is expected to announce his support for a proposal to install red-light safety cameras in next month’s legislative session.

Red Means Stop
Injury Board Blog Network (Minnesota), Jan. 19, 2012

In an effort to show just how dangerous running a red light can be, American Traffic Solutions, the biggest supplier of red-light safety cameras, has been sharing crash clips on YouTube. 

@Distraction.gov  “I want people to realize the consequences of what can happen when somebody’s not paying attention.” http://bit.ly/zRmP3e


Montgomery County Considers School Bus Safety Cameras
FOX TV5 (Maryland), Jan. 23, 2012

In a push to keep kids safe, Montgomery County could soon have more eyes watching out for dangerous moves on the road. See related coverage in WAMU.org.

Iowa Governor Supports Tougher School Bus Safety Laws
Radio Iowa, Jan. 23, 2012

Governor Terry Branstad says he supports an effort to toughen the state’s school bus safety laws. A group that includes the mother of a northern Iowa girl who was hit and killed as she tried to board her school bus has been lobbying legislators to pass a bill on the subject this year.