Your March Edition of The Road Safety Ink

Chesapeake To Install School Zone Speed Cameras With $100 Fines, Norfolk,And Suffolk Considering

WAVY TV 10, Virginia, March 17, 2022

In the next three months, the Chesapeake Police Department will install 10 cameras outside several public schools. Similar to red light cameras, speed cameras capture photos of vehicles traveling faster than the posted 25 mph through a school zone.

Flashing signs already warn drivers to slow down in the vicinity of schools. But Lawrence said the department hopes the cameras will provide a secondary layer of enforcement when officers are not around to help lessen the chance that students, staff or crossing guards are struck by speeding vehicles.



Jon Baldwin joins Verra Mobility as EVP of Government Solutions

Verra Mobility Appoints Jon Baldwin As EVP Of Government Solutions

ir.verramobility, National, March 23, 2022

Mr. Baldwin will be a key member of Verra Mobility’s executive team and will report directly to CEO David Roberts.

“I am honored to welcome Jon Baldwin and look forward to working with him,” said David Roberts, president and CEO, Verra Mobility. “We are well-positioned to help our customers solve emerging urban mobility challenges, while also improving safety, sustainability and compliance. Jon’s expertise in leading large, complex operations will be vital to growing our global Government Solutions business.”


Intertraffic 2022 Verra Mobility Panel: Solving Complex Challenges for Improved Safety and Mobility Outcomes, Netherlands, March 31, 2022

Verra Mobility is at Intertraffic 2022 in Amsterdam! Learn how Verra Mobility is driving safety and mobility outcomes for the road ahead. Check out our Intertraffic panel is today, March 31 talking about how automated technology can be used to solve mobility and safety challenges with smart mobility leaders, Safe Fleet for Transit, and NMi.


A sign warns motorists that a speed camera is ahead in the 4700 block of MacArthur Boulevard in Northwest Washington. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

D.C. Proposes Expanding The Number Of Traffic Cameras That Issue Fines

Washington Post, Washington D.C., March 24, 2022

The mayor’s proposed budget would deploy new cameras to target drivers who use bike and bus lanes and pass school buses.

Bowser’s pitch to expand the traffic camera program comes as the city is experiencing a rise in severe traffic crashes resulting in deaths and injuries. Forty people were killed in traffic collisions in 2021, the most since 2007, and nine people have died this year — one more than at this time last year.



School Zone Speed Cameras Are Coming To Auburn

Kent Reporter, Washington, March 16, 2022

Speeders beware — school zone speed cameras are coming to Auburn.

The Auburn City Council unanimously passed a resolution allowing Mayor Nancy Backus to enter into an agreement with Arizona-based Verra Mobility that provides automated traffic safety cameras.

The goal of the program is to make school zones safer for students and other pedestrians, Sweeting said. “So the benefits of the school zone cameras is that it provides us constant and regular enforcement that will result in increased driver compliance and improved safety of students, pedestrians and other motorists near the schools,” Sweeting said.


School Speed Zone Cameras In Griffin

Fox Atlanta, Georgia, February 28, 2022

Learn more about the Spalding-Griffin School Zone Speed Safety System by viewing the above video. The cameras can match speeds to license plates in multiple lanes at the same time. The goal is to reduce speeding where kids may be crossing streets.



Ky. lawmakers discuss bill that would increase safety for students who ride school buses

Ky. Lawmakers Discuss Bill That Would Increase Safety For Students Who Ride School Buses, Kentucky, March 24, 2022

Lawmakers have advanced a bill that could result in more cameras placed on school buses. The cameras would capture license plates of cars that pass buses when their stop arms are down. Those who testified on Thursday said hundreds of violations of this kind were monitored in just one day in Kentucky.



Traffic on I-83 whizzes by technicians installing a speed camera near 41st Street, south the Cold Spring Lane exits, in February. (Amy Davis/Amy Davis)

Speed Cameras Are Installed On I-83 In Baltimore — But They’re Not Active Just Yet

Baltimore Sun, Maryland, March 25, 2022

The city is still putting the pieces in place before activating the cameras and launching a 90-day grace period for drivers before issuing tickets, said Marly Cardona-Moz, spokeswoman for the Baltimore Department of Transportation. This includes installing signage, speed sensors and testing.




Supercharged (Dedicated) Bus Lanes–A New Take On Moving Your Passengers And Growing Your Agency, New York, March 1, 2022

Dedicated bus lanes are a low-cost way to make transit commutes faster and more reliable. More people on the bus can help lessen the impact on the environment and renew growth of the transit agency as we set our sights on the smart city model of the near future.

The benefits of dedicated lanes can be realized within weeks of implementation and vary depending on the number of advanced features each route employs.  Transit agencies that implement basic dedicated lanes, with nothing more than stops spaced further apart and bus priority lighting at traffic intersections, can deliver 25% faster commute times.[4] Agencies that include automated bus lane enforcement to the mix can increase commute times by 30% and more.[5]


How To Build A More Citizen-Centric Future Of Mobility article by Michael Tooker of Verra Mobility, March 9, 2022

What does smart mobility mean for you?

As a driver. As a parent, entrusting your child to school bus transportation. As a cyclist on your way to work or a jogger out for a run.

In the weeks leading up to Intertraffic Amsterdam, the leading global event for mobility, this question has been at the top of my mind. As thousands of industry professionals and government leaders make their way to Amsterdam with the mission of addressing mobility challenges and pursuing innovative change, we must consider how to make mobility safer and easier for all.