Your May Edition of The Road Safety Ink

Check out our May edition of the Road Safety Ink. We are thrilled to unveil our second consecutive certification as a Great Place to Work! Additionally, learn about our involvement in UN Global Road Safety Week, then take a closer look at how automated enforcement is prioritizing safety in work zones, at intersections, and in school zones throughout the nation.

 

We’re Certified™ By Great Place To Work

VerraMobility.com, Arizona, May 19, 2023

We’re proud to be Certified™ by Great Place To Work® for the second year in a row. This prestigious recognition is based entirely on a survey of current U.S. employees about their experiences working at our company. Great Place To Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.

According to the survey, 84% of Verra Mobility’s U.S. employees say the company is a great place to work, compared to 57% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

 

UN Global Road Safety Week 

VerraMobility.com, Arizona, May 15, 2023

We participated in this year’s UN Global Road Safety Week which took place May 15-21 to raise awareness of road safety issues and promote initiatives to reduce the number of road collisions and fatalities around the world.

The week-long event highlights the importance of road safety education, stronger laws and enforcement mechanisms, and data collection and monitoring. Governments, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to take action to make their streets safer and more sustainable, including improving infrastructure, reducing speed limits, increasing public transport options, and promoting active travel such as walking and cycling.

 

Improving Road Safety In Honolulu

VerraMobility.com, Arizona, May 30, 2023

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has installed red-light safety cameras across 10 intersections throughout Honolulu communities to enhance road safety and reduce red-light running.

The program launched in the fall of 2022 as part of a two-year pilot program approved by the Hawaii state legislature. A 60-day public awareness campaign was launched to remind drivers to pay attention, stop on red and share pertinent program updates.

For more information visit HIDOT’s Red-Light Safety Program website.

 

Number Of Speed Camera Citations Dropping In New Market

Frederick News Post, Maryland, May 17, 2023

Since the town of New Market began issuing speed-camera citations in its school zone on Main Street in October 2022, the number of citations given has been decreasing, according to data provided by the town.

“People are getting the message to slow down,” Tommy Dommel, New Market’s program administrator for school zone speed safety, wrote in an email.

 

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Local School Districts Received Cameras To Catch Drivers Passing Buses

UticaOD.com, New York, May 15, 2023

Oneida County, working with partner Verra Mobility, has equipped 191 school buses in eight districts with cameras on the left side to take video of vehicles — and their license plates — that pass buses with their stop arms extended.

“This is a lifesaver,” Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol said at a press conference May 8 at the Sauquoit Valley Central School District bus garage. “It’s all about saving lives.”

A speed-limit sign near Bret Harte Elementary School in Burbank.(Tim Berger / Burbank Leader)

Is This The Year California Oks Speed Safety Cameras?

LA Times, California, May 16, 2023

An average of more than 3,800 people per year were killed in California traffic collisions from 2018 to 2022. A growing share of those deaths has been pedestrians and bicyclists who are struck by a car.

Automated speed enforcement programs, a.k.a. speed cameras, have been used in other states as an effective tool to curb dangerous driver behavior and, by extension, serious and fatal crashes.

Photo Cred: The Green Law firm

Bill To Allow More Speed Cameras In Colorado Heads To Polis’ Desk

CPR, Colorado, May 4, 2023

A bill that would allow local governments greater control over where they could use automated speed cameras is on its way to Gov. Jared Polis.

The legislation cleared its last hurdle in the Senate on Thursday afternoon. If signed, the bill could result in far more speed and red light cameras across the state — which supporters say will lead to lower traffic speeds and safer roads.

“Senate Bill 200 is a very important bill because it will save lives,” state Rep. Leslie Herod, a Denver Democrat and prime sponsor, said on the House floor this week.

 

Slow Down: State’s First Speed Camera Program In Work Zones Starts Issuing Fines To Speeding Drivers

Hudson Valley News, New York, May 17, 2023

The warning period ended Wednesday for New York state’s first speed safety camera program in work zones.

For locations and information on the Program, visit their Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Program Website

 

Whatever can slow down traffic will save lives.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Opinion: Speed Cameras Save Lives. California Is Long Overdue To Try Them

Latimes.com, California, April 4, 2023

Speed is the single biggest factor in determining the severity of a car crash, and yet California has resisted the most obvious tool to slow down traffic: speed-enforcement cameras. Still, the state has learned a few lessons over the years from experiments with red-light cameras, and there’s now a bill in Sacramento that could deploy similar technology to lifesaving effect.