Your June Edition of The Road Safety Ink

Don’t miss our June edition of the Road Safety Ink! Check out our safe driving tips for the 4th of July, get insights from our panel discussion on boosting school bus safety, and see where new legislation on automated enforcement has been installed to create safer streets and save lives.

Happy 4th Of July From Verra Mobility

As we celebrate the upcoming Independence Day, let’s also remember to prioritize road safety. According to our own data, Independence Day weekend witnessed the highest count of red-light runners compared to other holiday travel periods.

If you are traveling this weekend, be sure to follow these safe driving tips:

  • Buckle Up!
  • Don’t drive impaired
  • Avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating and drinking or talking to passengers
  • Obey traffic devices: Always stop on red and drive the speed limit

We hope this holiday is a safe and memorable one for all the right reasons.

 

June Is National Safety Month

National Safety Council, National, June 1, 2023

We believe safety belongs to us all and is everyone’s responsibility. We not only prioritize work place safety but road safety as well. That is why we participated in National Safety Month by spreading the message on social. Committing to a safe workplace and on the road doesn’t stop in the month of June. Join us in committing to safety all year-long by taking our Zero In Pledge and clicking the button below.

 

Traffic on Main Street in Hartford Credit: Mike Savino photo

Lawmakers Give Green Light For Traffic Enforcement To Cameras By 2026

CTNewsJunkie.com, Connecticut, June 14, 2023

Some cities around the state are ready to rely on automated traffic enforcement to help keep their streets safer.

Lawmakers approved allowing municipalities to use red-light and speed cameras as part of a package of roadway safety policies that awaits Gov. Ned Lamont’s signature.

“Too many people have been killed or injured by reckless driving, and this bill will make our streets safer for everyone,” Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said in a statement.

Thousands Cited For Running The Red, The Few Who Contest It Are Unsuccessful

Khon2.com, Hawaii, June 26, 2023

According to numbers by the Department of Transportation, since the red-light safety camera pilot program started in November 2022, a total of 6,311 citations have been issued at all 10 of the locations.

Tiffani Muramoto lives in McCully and she said she sees people racing through the red at the intersection of McCully and Algaroba streets all the time. She’s in favor of the red-light safety cameras.

Click here for more information about the red light camera safety program.

Using Camera Technology, Data & Training To Boost Student Safety

STNOnline.com, Indianapolis, June 5, 2023

We hosted a panel at the STN Expo in Indy last week with Radio Engineering Industries, Inc. discussing the importance of school bus safety solutions, data, and training in order to enhance student safety. Read more about what was discussed during the panel here.

DeSantis Signs School Bus Camera Bill

AroundOsceola.com, Florida, June 8, 2023

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will allow school districts to use cameras designed to capture images of drivers who illegally pass school buses.

The law (SB 766), which will take effect in July.

The Florida Department of Education last year conducted a survey of school-bus drivers and found widespread instances of vehicles illegally passing stopped buses. The survey results from 2022 show that on a single day, 7,867 illegal passes were made based on the observations of 6,416 school bus drivers who completed the survey, a Senate staff analysis of the bill said.

Several legislative supporters said the bill could help save lives, with Senate Rules Chairwoman Debbie Mayfield, R-Indialantic, pointing to an incident that happened in her district.

Yes, Speed Cameras Reduce Speeding And Speed-Related Crashes | VERIFY

WUSA9.com, Virginia, June 2, 2023

Alexandria is keeping family safety front and center. In accordance with state law, the city announced this week that speed cameras now operate near a pair of elementary schools and a pair of middle schools.

Verify asked and verified that speed safety cameras reduce speeding and referenced multiple sources. Check them out here.