New Video Details Red-Light Safety Camera Violation Video Review Process

February 19th, 2013

Contact: Charles Territo
Title: Vice President of Communications
Phone: (480) 443-7000
Email: media@atsol.com

SCOTTSDALE, AZ– American Traffic Solutions (ATS) today launched a new video detailing the careful review process every red-light running event captured by red-light safety cameras passes through before a violation is issued.  Despite meeting the issuing authority’s requirements for a violation, more than half of the events captured each year are ultimately rejected during the review process prior to a violation being issued.

The Violation Process Review video, available on YouTube here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=039C7NKq0GQ)  emphasizes how every detail is checked, re-checked and checked again by ATS employees and police to ensure that every event captured that results in a violation being issued meets all of the issuing authority’s legal requirements.  As the video guide explains, “While cameras  capture the event, it is the designated issuing authorities’ reviewer’s responsibility to ensure the violation is in accordance with legislation, local ordinances and the municipality’s rules.”

The Violation Process Review video is a companion to an earlier ATS video explaining how red-light safety cameras work. This latest version covers the review process for more than 3,200 ATS’ red-light, speed and school bus stop-arm safety cameras currently operating in the U.S. and Canada.  While the nature of the violation may vary, the review process is essentially the same with ATS employees handling the initial review. The issuing authority makes the final review and approves the violation for a ticket.

“Hopefully this video will help further explain the review process and clear up any misconceptions about how a captured event becomes an issued violation,” said Charles Territo, ATS vice president of communications. “As this video shows, the people at ATS and its nearly 300 customers across North American carefully review each event.  Red-light, speed, and school bus stop arm safety cameras have proven to be an effective tool for law enforcement to deploy to help change driver behavior.”

In 2011, the 645 fatal red-light running crashes in the United States killed 712 people at a cost to society of more than $3.8 billion in medical costs, property damage, emergency services and eight other cost components identified by the Federal Highway Administration. Red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, injuring more people than any other crash type.

About American Traffic Solutions:

ATS is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America. ATS has more than 3,000 installed red-light and speed safety cameras serving more than 30 million people. ATS has contracts in nearly 300 communities in 21 states and Washington, D.C., including: Fort Worth, Kansas City, Memphis, Nassau County (N.Y.), New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Seattle and St. Louis. To view video that serves as a chilling reminder of the dangers that red-light runners present to our family and children; visit ATS on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATSRoadSafety.

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