ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 5, Issue 46

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Orlando Plans to Add More Red-Light Safety Cameras
WESH-TV NBC 2 (Florida), Oct. 29, 2015

Orlando officials said they’re planning to increase the number of red-light cameras at intersections as other cities are curbing the practice. City officials said crashes caused by motorists running red lights have fallen 65 percent because of the cameras, and the $158 tickets are teaching a valuable lesson. They said 9 percent of the drivers who get red-light violation notices are repeat offenders.

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Graphic Video Captures Red-Light Running Collision with 7-Year-Old
WESH-TV NBC 2 (Florida), Oct. 28, 2015

A 7-year-old girl is recovering after a crash caught on video by a red-light camera in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood. Video evidence shows the driver entering the intersection nearly 8 seconds into the red-light phase.┬áPolice issued the vehicle’s driver a ticket and a fine for the collision. The driver, who was caught on video running the same red light on Sept. 28, said he is blind in one eye and the trees blocked his view. The collision broke the girl’s leg.

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Police Hope Red-Light Camera Video Will Lead to Hit-and-Run Driver
WSVN-TV Channel 7 (Florida), Oct. 28, 2015

Police have released red-light camera footage, Wednesday, hoping it will help catch a hit-and-run driver who killed a 15-year-old girl, a day earlier. … Those mourning her hoped to assemble a small march Wednesday evening, but the one clue they continued to talk about is the camera footage that could put the reckless driver behind bars. (WSVN-TV Channel 7 image)

 

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Driver Apologizes after Passing Stopped School Bus
KPRC-TV NBC 2 (Texas), Oct. 28, 2015

A Crosby driver is apologizing after a dash camera captured him cutting off a stopped school bus full of kids. The 28-year-old driver turned himself in to authorities Monday. The dash camera video shows his truck cutting off a Crosby ISD bus, as it was stopped, displaying flashing lights.

School Bus Cameras Catch Drivers Making Illegal Passes
WBUR-Radio 90.9 FM (Massachusetts), Oct. 27, 2015
(KUOW-Radio 94.9 FM (Washington), Oct. 1, 2015)

If you illegally pass a school bus in the Highline District, you’re likely to get a $394 ticket in the mail. The district is one of the first in the state to roll out a new school bus camera system that helps nab drivers who ignore buses’ lighted stop paddles. Even after 17 years of driving a school bus, Rodger Fowler is still amazed at what can happen when he stops to let students on or off his bus and puts out that paddle.

 

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ATS_RoadSafety @ATS_RoadSafety VIDEO: Get a behind the scenes look at how a red-light violation is reviewed & processed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQnncRokH5I… #StopOnRed

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