ATS’ Newsletter Vol. 7 Issue 15


Doral Restarts Citywide Red-Light Safety Camera Program
Miami’s Community Newspapers (Florida), July 15, 2017

The Doral City Council recently adopted a rule to reactivate the city’s red-light safety camera program beginning with a 60-day warning period. … The action renews Doral’s partnership with American Traffic Solutions. (CBS image)


Scottsdale Red-Light Camera Helps Police Catch ‘Bank Juggers’
KNXV-TV ABC 15 (Arizona), July 11, 2017

A red-light traffic camera helped police locate a Texas couple who were engaged in “bank jugging,” police say. Authorities say “jugging” occurs when gang members stake our banks and ATMs to watch people leaving with bank bags or envelopes. The suspects follow the victim to other locations like a convenience or grocery store, where they burglarize the victim’s vehicle while the victim is away from their car. … The suspect’s vehicle was caught on a red-light camera at McDowell and Scottsdale roads on May 18. Police arrested two suspects on June 28. (The Arizona Republic image by Dave Seibert)


N.Y. City Mayor Announces Traffic Safety Milestone
Office of the Mayor (New York), July 7, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that under the Vision Zero program, New York City ended the first six months of 2017 with the fewest traffic fatalities ever measured. As of June 30, the city had recorded 93 fatalities, the first time ever that fewer than 100 lives had been lost in such a period. With national trends continuing the show fatality increases, New York City has seen declines this year in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. Road safety cameras are a part of the Vision Zero program.  (Reuters image by Shannon Stapleton)

 


City of Citrus Heights Increases Red-Light Camera Program
KXTV-TV ABC 10 (California), July 14, 2017

The city of Citrus Heights will add red-light safety cameras to an additional two intersections. The city reports a 20 percent increase in collisions from 2015 to 2016, and says crashes decreased at locations with red-light cameras already in use. (KXTV-TV ABC 10 image)


Hagerstown Looks to Place 5 Red-Light Cameras
LocalDVM.com (Maryland), July 12, 2017

The Hagerstown Police Department is eyeing five locations for red-light cameras around the city. Police Chief Victor Brito describes the cameras as force multipliers and says he hopes to have them up and running within 90 days. (Herald-Mail.com image)


Buffalo Moves toward Decision on Red-Light Camera Program
WKBW-TV ABC 7 (New York), July 12, 2017

It’s a topic that was brought up during Tuesday’s Buffalo Common Council meeting: Should the City of Buffalo have red-light cameras? A resolution was passed to have the Buffalo Police Department conduct a study, and look into the use of red-light cameras. (WKBW-TV ABC 7 image)

 


Bill Addresses Speeding through Work Zones in New Jersey
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, July 19, 2017

Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Hudson) wants to use speed cameras in road construction zones to improve compliance with the reduced speed limits and to keep workers safe. The bill (A5082) would create a five-year pilot program on the state’s highways and levy a $100 fine for speeding in excess of 11 mph over the posted speed limit. The bill was introduced last week. (Freehold Patch image)


Philadelphia Can Learn from NY City Speed Camera Program
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