ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 4, Issue 13

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Florida’s Red-Light Safety Camera Program Educational Video Released
Village of Key Biscayne, Feb. 25, 2014

American Traffic Solutions public service announcement video, which is accessible on YouTube, takes viewers on an educational tour of the process at work behind ATS’ red-light safety camera programs in Florida. See news release. Go directly to video.

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Drivers Ignore the Signs
CBS Philly TV-3, Feb. 25, 2014

According to the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, bus drivers across the U.S. reported more 85,000 vehicles illegally passed stopped school buses in a single day. CBS3 saw the danger unfold first hand. The I-Team’s cameras caught more than a dozen violators breaking the law while riding a Gloucester Township school bus undercover.

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The ABC7 I-Team uncovered dangers at the school bus stop: drivers ignoring laws designed to keep children safe. It’s a deadly concern. Across metro Chicago every day, drivers are putting children at risk by passing stopped school buses at bus stops.

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Authorities Issue 305 Red-Light Running Citations in 1 Week
Palm Coast Observer (Florida), Feb. 26, 2014
Palm Coast’s Red-Light Safety Camera Program captured 2,538 violations, and authorities issued 305 citations during the week of Feb. 3-9.
WFTV-TV Channel 9 (Florida), Feb. 25, 2014

A Channel 9 investigation has found that red-light cameras have caught a number of Lynx buses rolling through intersections after the lights changed to red.
Houston Chronicle (Texas), Feb. 25, 2014
Because of the construction of U.S. 290 in Jersey Village, the department removed the 10 red-light cameras that were stationed at key intersections along U.S. 290 as it borders the city limits. Since the cameras were turned off, the city said it has seen an increase of 28 percent in the number of traffic accidents at those intersections, while overall the city has seen a 9 percent increase in traffic accidents.

 

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Watch Your Speeds in School Zones Near Akron
Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio), Feb. 26, 2014

Motorists are most likely to get caught speeding in Akron school zones on Tuesdays. They’re also most likely to get popped between 2:30 and 3 p.m. And they’re usually going 32 mph in the 20 mph zones. Those are