ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 5, Issue 33


ATS Adds Voice of Support to Stop On Red Week
There is no turning back once a driver runs a red light. Stopping on red makes all the difference. It’s the only safe call. Nearly 700 people died in red-light running crashes in 2013, and another 127,000 were injured. Half of them never knew what hit them. They were crossing the intersection on the green light, expecting other drivers to stop. These tragedies can be prevented, and families can be spared their grief. During National Stop on Red Week from Aug. 2-8, American Traffic Solutions encourages the public to pay attention to the safety messages their police and elected officials will be sharing. For one week, make the message to stop on red a part of your life, then make it a daily habit.


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City Issues 268 Citations 2 Weeks into New Camera Program
The Fayetteville Observer (North Carolina), July 30, 2015

More than 200 people have been ticketed for running red lights at three Fayetteville intersections with cameras. The city announced Wednesday that 268 citations have been mailed to violators caught by cameras between July 8 and July 23. The cameras were turned on July 1, and the grace period ended July 8. See city press release here.

Hays County Rolls Out Speed Zone Safety Vehicle
KXAN-TV NBC 36 (Texas),  July 29, 2015

A new safety program in Hays County hopes to slow drivers down in an area where it’s especially important to follow the speed limit: school zones. “There’s a reason the state sets those speed limits,” said Constable Darrell Ayres, Hays County Precinct 3. “And five miles above the speed limit could be the difference between life and death in an accident.” Wimberley is the first district in Hays to receive a School Safety Zone vehicle, which operates unmanned. (KXAN-TV NBC 36 image)

Atlanta Public Schools Starts Year with Bus Safety Cameras
WSB-TV Channel 2 and (Georgia), July 29, 2015

Atlanta Public Schools will be using CrossingGuard School Bus Stop Arm Safety Cameras this year to catch any vehicle that fails to stop when students are getting on and off the bus. Violators will be caught on video and a snapshot of their license plate will be sent to law enforcement.

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With Fatalities Up, Waco Explores Red-Light Safety Cameras
KWTX-TV Channel 10 (Texas), July 23, 2015

The Waco City Council is looking into increased options to catch red-light violators, including red-light safety cameras. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrict Swanton said police have been looking into options for awhile with the increased fatalities this year from red-light crashes. Since January there have been 15 fatalities in Waco, and three of them have been from people running red lights.


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Chandler Signs with American Traffic Solutions, Reviews Camera Locations
The Arizona Republic, July 30, 2015

Chandler will continue using red-light cameras at certain intersections throughout the city, while pursuing plans to place cameras at five high-profile intersections next year. The city’s new contract with American Traffic Solutions will take effect April 1, 2016, and at that time, cameras will be re-deployed to some new locations in various parts of the city.