ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 6, Issue 11

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Ticketed Red-Light Runner Sends Note of Thanks to Police
KETV-TV ABC 7 (Nebraska), Feb. 23, 2016

A driver, who was ticketed for running a red light, mailed a thank-you note to the Council Bluffs Police Department in Iowa, who then posted it on Twitter. The driver writes, “A $100 ticket is minor if I consider I could have hurt or killed someone. I cannot imagine that scenario. … I generally think I am a good, safe driver, but now I see I need to be much better.” View letter here. (Council Bluffs Police Department image)

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Seattle Could Add Red-Light Safety Cameras
KING-TV NBC 5 (Washington), Feb. 22, 2016

New numbers released by the Seattle Police Department show, on average, more than 100 red-light running citations are dished out every day in the Emerald City. And you can expect that number to go up. … The Seattle Department of Transportation is in the process of pulling data from suspected “problem” intersections to see where more cameras could be most effective.

 

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1,000 Violators Warned in Month of Grace; Ticketing Now in Effect
Austin American-Statesman (Texas), Feb. 24, 2016

More than 1,000 drivers have passed school buses illegally since the Austin district began capturing violators with new bus-mounted video cameras on Jan. 7. The violators were captured during the district’s 30-day grace period. However, Austin District Police Chief Eric Mendez said his department is reviewing video for violations now, and the first batch of tickets for those who passed buses on or after Feb. 8 will be mailed soon. See related video coverage at KXAN-TV NBC 21 and KTBC-TV Fox 7. (Austin American-Statesman image)

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Car Strikes Stopped School Bus, Driver Arrested
Herald-Whig (Illinois), Feb. 23, 2016

A Quincy woman was arrested in connection with a Tuesday crash involving a Quincy School District bus. Authorities say the driver was arrested for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after her 2002 Lexus slammed into the rear of a school bus that had stopped to pick up children. (Herald-Whig image by Steve Bornstedt)

 

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ATS_RoadSafety @ATS_RoadSafety #SpeedKills. Speeding affects the risk of a crash occurring by having less time to react & ability to steer safely!

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ATS_RoadSafety @ATS_RoadSafety The @CDCgov, @NHTSAgov, @IIHS_AutoSafety, @NSCsafety support the use of #SpeedSafetyCameras & recognize their benefit

 

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