ATS’ Newsletter, Vol. 7, Issue 20


Mesa Police Post Videos Reminding Public of Red-Light Danger
KNXV-TV ABC 15 (Arizona), Sept. 26, 2017

Mesa police are posting shocking videos captured on the city’s 24 red-light cameras on their social media pages, hoping it will serve as a wake-up call to drivers. Police say officers are writing, on average, 100 citations and warnings to red-light runners in Mesa every month. (Mesa Police/KNXV-TV ABC 15 image)


More Speed, Red-Light Cameras in Use in Baltimore
WMAR-TV ABC 2 (Maryland), Sept. 25, 2017

The Department of Transportation has added 15 more speed and 21 additional red-light safety cameras around the city of Baltimore. Speed cameras were activated Monday.  (WMAR-TV ABC 2 image)


Police Arrest Driver in Fatal Red-Light Running Collision
KATU-TV Channel 2 (Oregon), Sept. 25, 2017

A blind man was struck and killed by a driver Monday morning while in a crosswalk at a North Portland intersection, police officials said. According to officers, the pedestrian was hit when a 34-year-old driver ran a red light at the intersection. (KATU-TV Channel 2 image)

 


Starting Monday, Seattle School Bus Safety Cameras Go into Action
The Seattle Times (Washington), Sept. 28, 2017

Starting Monday, if you decide to ignore the flashing red paddle telling you to stop for a Seattle school bus that’s picking up or dropping off students, you’ll likely be caught. The school district has installed cameras on 120 of its 379 buses to record what has long been illegal but difficult to enforce. See related articles Seattle Patch and KCPQ-TV FOX 13.  (KCPQ-TV FOX 13 image)


Passing Car Strikes, Injures Student at School Bus Stop
WBRZ-TV ABC 2 (Louisiana), Sept. 21, 2017

An elementary school student was hit by a car while trying to get on a school bus this morning. The 11-year-old boy suffered minor injuries and is expected to recover. Authorities said the bus was stopped with its lights flashing when the driver passed the bus and hit the child. (WBRZ-TV ABC 2 image)


SUV Hits Boy Crossing Street to Board School Bus
CBS New York.com/WLNY-TV CBS 10/55, Sept. 16, 2017

A Long Island boy who was struck by an SUV on his way to his school bus was flown by helicopter to Stony Brook Hospital with serious injuries. Police said the collision occurred as the sixth-grader was walking across the street to board his school bus at about 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 15. The bus had its flashing red lights on and stop sign activated to warn approaching motorists. See related coverage at Newsday and TBRNewsMedia.com. (News 12 Long Island/Newsday image)

 


SeaTac Council Considers ATS as Red-Light Camera Vendor
SeaTac Blog (Washington), Sept. 26, 2017

Chief of Police Lisa Mulligan asked the SeaTac City Council to approve an agreement with American Traffic Solutions to replace the current vendor in operating red-light cameras during a three-year contract with a potential extension of two years. The council set the issue for final debate and decision for the Oct. 10 regular meeting. (wsapt.org image)