ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 12

Interest in Red-Light Safety Cameras Gets Attention in Belmar Borough
Manasquan-Belmar Patch (New Jersey), Feb. 23, 2012

With support from the police chief, Belmar officials are exploring whether their municipality should add its name to the list of localities interested in being a part of New Jersey’s red-light safety camera pilot program.

Colorado Lawmakers Reject Bill to Ban Cameras
KMGH TV 7, Feb. 22, 2012

Right off the bat, the Colorado State Senate Transportation Committee put the brakes on a bill that would ban cameras at red lights. In a two-hour debate … both sides argued it’s all about safety. (The Denver Post file photo)

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities Throws Support Behind Red-Light Safety Cameras
Post Chronicle, Feb. 22, 2012

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, as part of a coalition of advocacy groups and key state legislators, recently called on the Governor and General Assembly to enact legislation to give towns and cities the option to use cameras at certain high-traffic and higher-risk red-light intersections to help improve street safety in communities across the state.

Millington Credits Drop in Citations to Red-Light, Speed Safety Cameras
WPTY TV 24 (Tennessee), Feb. 22, 2012

It has been about a year since the red light and speed cameras went online in Millington, and according to Millington’s police chief, the number of drivers complaining about camera usage has dropped dramatically and citations are decreasing as well, showing the program is working.

Nassau County Puts Parking, Red-Light Scofflaws on Notice
WFFF TV 44 (New York), Feb. 22, 2012

After a twice-extended amnesty period, traffic scofflaws in Long Island’s Nassau County are being told to pay their outstanding tickets or face booting and towing of their vehicles. See related coverage from Newsday.

Crashes Decrease, Violations Drop in Hillsborough County
Carrollwood Patch (Florida), Feb. 21, 2012

Violations fell nearly 8 percent overall at six intersections in Hillsborough County, with a 61.8 percent decrease at one location in a comparison of 2010 and 2011 records. ( photo by Jay Conner)

Red-Light Anarchy in Albany
The Advocate/ (New York), Feb. 20, 2012

Green means go. Red means stop. Simple rules, really. But George de Piro sees them ignored with abandon during his walks around Center Square. Traffic lights in Albany, he says, are merely suggestions.  

A Long Island Lesson in Red-Light Cameras: Is Connecticut Next?
Hartford Courant (Connecticut), Feb. 18, 2012

This look at Nassau County’s red-light safety camera program adds to the information available to Connecticut’s residents as their state’s General Assembly considers a red-light camera enforcement bill.

Revenue Up, Violations Down in Gloucester Township
Gloucester Township Patch (New Jersey), Feb. 18, 2012

Gloucester Township has collected more than $2.5 million in fines through tickets issued from 10 red-light cameras positioned at four intersections along Blackwood Clementon Road from July 2010 through December 2011, … even though the monthly average of tickets being issued has decreased.