ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 30

Officials Vouch for Red-Light Cameras in New Jersey
The Jersey Journal, June 26th, 2012

New Jersey law enforcement officials and municipal leaders boast about the success of red-light safety cameras in a new YouTube video released on June 25 by American Traffic Solutions. Click here to view the video. See the news release. Read related coverage from the Toms River Family and Community Magazine.

Red-Light Running Tickets Could Affect Taxi License Renewal
Medill Reports Chicago (Illinois), June 26, 2012

The city of Chicago is now looking at red-light camera tickets when it comes to renewing the licenses of taxi drivers.

Speed Cameras Go to Work in Illinois Construction Zones
KSDK TV 5, June 26, 2012

Automated traffic enforcement systems will now be used in construction zones, according to Captain Brad Parsons with the Illinois State Police. Photo speed enforcement vans will be sent to work zones in the Metro-East area to be used throughout the construction season.

More Red-Light Cameras Likely for Palm Coast
The Daytona Beach News-Journal, June 26, 2012

With 10 cameras installed at six intersections in Palm Coast, a new agreement between the city and American Traffic Solutions would increase red-light safety cameras in the city, provided the council approves the contract.

Driver and Child Die in Red-Light Running Crash
MacombPatch (Michigan), June 25, 2012

A 3-year-old passenger and the female driver of a vehicle involved in a crash Monday night on 23 Mile Road have passed away, according to the Shelby Township Police.

Hazelwood Police Chief Recommends Speed Cameras
Hazelwood Patch (Missouri), June 25, 2012

As part of his update to the city council regarding Hazelwood’s comprehensive traffic management plan, Police Chief Carl Wolf recommended council consider bringing speed cameras to the city.

Township’s Mayor Backs Red-Light Camera Program
Asbury Park Press (New Jersey), June 22, 2012

The township’s red-light cameras will come shining through a state review that will shut down systems giving motorists too little yellow light time, Mayor Stephen Acropolis predicts.

@ATS_RoadSafety Video From N.J. Law Enforcement, Public Officials Touts Red-Light Safety Camera Success Stories #StopOnRed   #NJ

American Traffic Solutions is greatly honored to announce it has signed a contract with the State of Washington to implement an automated speed enforcement pilot program in selected work zones on Washington state highways for one year.

Commentary: Red-Light Camera Obit May Be Premature
The Record/ (New Jersey), June 22, 2012

Sorry to spoil the fun, but it might be too early for New Jersey lawmakers to be dancing on the grave of the red-light-running program.

Letter: Philadelphia’s Red-Light Cameras Save Lives
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania), June 28, 2012

To those who don’t believe red-light cameras improve road safety, maybe they should take a drive down Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. This busy stretch of roadway was once known as the ‘kill zone,’ but that all changed in 2005 when the city’s red-light camera program took effect. There hasn’t been a single fatality as a result of a T-bone crash or a pedestrian strike since.

Letter: Red-Light Cameras Help Save Lives
The Delaware County Daily Times (Pennsylvania), June 26, 2012

On the day of my graduation from Muhlenberg College, my parents and I packed up our family car and were heading to our home in Lititz. While driving through Berks County, a driver ran a red light causing a three-car crash. Both of my parents were killed in the crash and I suffered a number of life-changing physical injuries which I live with today – all because one driver’s failure to stop on red.

Letter: Linden’s Red-Light Cameras Are Operating Fairly (New Jersey), June 21, 2012

The Linden Police Department is fully complying with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and its directives on the red-light-running program. Since Linden began its automated enforcement program in July 2010, the city has taken great strides to ensure the integrity of its program and the officers who administer it.

“Even if you are not a supporter of the speed camera program, lashing out and endangering individual employees is not an appropriate way to express your opinion. We will continue to investigate these incidents and will charge suspects who are engaged in this activity to the fullest extent of the law.”
William McMahon, Chief of Police, Howard County, Maryland, June 27, 2012

“The purpose of the comprehensive traffic management program is when our streets are safe and pleasant, quality of life is enhanced. When traffic problems become a daily occurrence, our sense of community and personal well-being are threatened.”
Carl Wolf, Police Chief of Hazelwood, Missouri
Hazelwood Patch, June 25, 2012

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