ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 13

Chicago Chooses American Traffic Solutions
DNAinfo (Illinois), Feb. 24, 2013

Chicago is one more step closer to having speed cameras on its streets as the city’s Procurement Services Department announced American Traffic Solutions as its chosen vendor. The city’s evaluation committee gave ATS a unanimous recommendation. (Image from

ATS Answers Red-Light Safety Camera Critics
St. Petersburg Patch (Florida), Feb. 28, 2013

The Arizona company that provides red-light traffic cameras for St. Petersburg and more than 70 municipalities around Florida is fighting back against recent attacks on the legality of the technology and its use to catch violators. In a news release, American Traffic Solutions points out five court rulings that have upheld the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, which cleared the way for municipalities to use red-light traffic cameras.

Frisco Activates 4th Red-Light Safety Camera
KDFW TV 4 (Texas), Feb. 27, 2013

The city of Frisco hopes to cut down on red-light runners, and the crashes they may cause by activating the city’s fourth red-light camera on Feb. 28 at an intersection where such collisions have sent 12 people to the hospital.

Court Backs City on Red-Light Camera Issue
KCPQ-TV 13 (Washington), Feb. 26, 2013

The state Court of Appeals on Monday ruled in the city of Monroe’s favor in the case of its red-light cameras and against mandatory advisory public votes, saying such votes overstep the legal powers of the local initiative process, and that state law gives city councils the power to make rules regarding traffic cameras.

Traffic Fines are Lighter in New York
New York Post, Feb. 26, 2013

Red-light cameras have nothing on New York drivers. The devices snagged far fewer drivers in 2012 than the prior year — a roughly 24 percent drop.

Bloomberg: Don’t Complain about Tickets if You Run Red Lights
Capital (New York), Feb. 22, 2013

Radio show host John Gambling was watching television recently when he came across a news segment featuring drivers complaining about red-light cameras. This morning he discussed the segment with his guest, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Capital photo by Dave Kliman via Flickr)

How a Red-Light Running Ticket Is Reviewed
Arnold Patch (Missouri), Feb. 25, 2013

Confusion about how Arnold’s red-light cameras operate has drawn a lot of attention in the city. … In its latest bid to explain how the cameras work, American Traffic Solutions, the vendor for Arnold’s red-light cameras, has released a new video on YouTube.

Bus Cameras Show Progress, Illegal Passing Remains a Concern
The Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia), Feb. 28, 2013

Cobb police say that the hidden cameras installed on the sides of county school buses are helping to keep students safe. That assessment is based on the results of a one-day test in January during which district bus drivers kept track of the number of times other drivers illegally passed their buses as they were stopped. See related article from The Marietta Daily Journal. (Marietta Daily Journal photo by Laura Moon.)

School System to Mount Cameras on Buses
WMAZ TV 13 (Georgia), Feb. 25, 2013

A safety initiative to help keep school bus riders safer begins this month in Houston County.  The Houston County Board of Education, Houston County Sheriff’s Office and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) have partnered to address the growing problem of illegal passing of school buses when stopped for students to board or depart the bus.