ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 4, Issue 30

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Cuomo Signs Speed Camera Bill for School Zones
Newsday (New York), June 25, 2014

In a ceremony at Bethpage High School, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday allowing Nassau and Suffolk counties to place speed cameras in school zones as they seek to boost safety and revenue. See related article from WCBS-TV CBS 2.

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Mayor Seeks Larger Share of Red-Light Running Fines for Traffic Safety Projects
WFTV-TV Channel 9 (Florida), June 24, 2014

They’re designed to keep drivers safe, but new numbers show Orange County is making far less money on red-light cameras than expected. Nearly 40 red-light cameras were installed at intersections across Orange County and officials said $800,000 is what the county has to show for turning out tickets at $158 apiece.

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Scottsdale Police Use Camera Kiosk to Nab Speeders
KTVK-TV Channel 3 (Arizona), June 23, 2014

We’re all supposed to pay close attention while driving along city streets. And even when you do, you might not see everything you happen to drive by, like the new tool from the Scottsdale Police Department that will help officers nab speeders. It’s a portable speed safety camera, a small beige tower smack dab in the middle of a sidewalk. It’s the latest tool that Scottsdale Police Sgt. Ben Hoster says the city is using to catch speeders.

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Officer Seriously Injured in Red-Light Running Crash, Police Say
Newsday (New York), June  23, 2014

A Long Beach police officer was seriously injured early Monday when his marked patrol unit was struck by a car that ran a red light, officials said. See related article in Long Beach Patch. (Long Beach Patch photo by Clayton Warrin)

Cartwheeling Motorcyclist Watches Video of His Own Crash
Rochester Democrat (New York), June 20, 2014

This shocking footage of a motorcyclist cartwheeling over a car in Florida is so unreal, even the guy who was in the crash has to watch it twice. But get this… he can’t wait to ride again. See related article from NBCNews.com.

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State House Approves Bill for Red-Light Cameras in Fayetteville
Time Warner Cable News (North Carolina), June 25, 2014

The state House has approved a bill that would bring red-light cameras back in the city of Fayetteville. The city used to use red-light cameras to catch violators, but had to stop the program in 2006 because the proceeds were not being used to fund education which is considered unconstitutional. (StarNewsOnline photo by Paul Stephen)