Red-Light SafetyRepresenting the next generation of red-light safety camera enforcement technology, the AutoPatrol™ RLSC-3D system utilizes state-of-the-art 3-dimensional radar technology, taking intersection safety beyond what traditional photo enforcement equipment enables today.
The RLSC-3D System
The AutoPatrol™ RLSC-3D system features a non-invasive 3D radar tracking sensor developed specifically for photo traffic enforcement. This new system is the most advanced, over-the-road vehicle detection sensor technology available on the market today. This system is able to monitor four moving lanes of traffic to detect red-light running more accurately and more effectively than any other system offered today. The system’s patented 3D radar offers laser-like precision without the limitations inherent with available LIDAR systems. The AutoPatrol 3D radar sensor tracks up to 20 vehicles simultaneously to speed and position for speed and red light running violations.
"When asked if we still need this program, the majority of people still said yes. And I notice when I am on the road that, even at the intersections where there are no cameras, more people are approaching those intersections more cautiously."Kevin Rambosk, Collier County Sheriff Naples Daily News (Florida), Feb. 28, 2012
"So far the numbers have shown that there are a decrease in collisions at those intersections. And here in traffic our job is the safe and expeditious flow of traffic across the city, and so far at those seven [intersections] it has certainly proved to be the point."Tim Beam, Tucson Police Department Sergeant KGUN TV-9 (Arizona), Feb. 18, 2012
"It's about changing people's behaviors. Since we've had them here, we've reduced crashes here in Fort Worth 24 percent this year. Previous years have been 33 percent."Randy Burkett, Fort Worth Traffic Engineer KDAF TV Channel 33 (Texas), Sept. 13, 2011
"It has saved lives. We've seen a reduction of 21 percent in roadway fatalities throughout the county since we started the program."Christopher Mistron, Traffic Safety Educator for Nassau's Department of Public Works AAA New York Car and Travel Magazine, August 2011
"I believe that … we've seen the crashes overall in the city go down because people have told us that they are paying more attention. So I think it has a deterrent effect and it makes people more aware of when and how they drive."Mike Massoni, South San Francisco Police Chief NBC Bay Area, California, Jan. 10, 2012
"We said from the beginning it would modify people's behavior, and that's what is happening."Troy Morgan, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Corporal Carrollwood Patch (Florida), Feb. 21, 2012
"The original reason why Lynnwood even started looking into photo enforcement was due to daily calls to the department from citizens in Lynnwood and others driving through complaining about all of the people running red lights in this city. We don't get those daily calls anymore."Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood Police Department's spokeswoman The Daily Herald/HeraldNet.com (Washington), May 2, 2011
How AutoPatrol™ RLSC-3D Works
Much like an air traffic controller’s highly accurate radar system, the AutoPatrol™ RLSC-3D system tracks the distance, angle and speed of each oncoming vehicle. With the ability to monitor up to 20 vehicles at one time, the system can track multiple vehicles more precisely and for a longer period of time, even if a vehicle changes lanes. This multi-tracking radar capability is what makes the AutoPatrol™ RLSC-3D system the most accurate red-light running detection and enforcement system on the market today.
When a red-light running violation is detected, the AutoPatrol™ RLSC-3D system’s single high-resolution camera captures two violation images of the violating vehicle, one prior to the vehicle entering the intersection after the light has turned red and one immediately after the vehicle has entered the intersection with the light still red. Both violation images also show the intersection’s red light signal, clearly demonstrating that a violation did occur.
In addition to the two violation images, the AutoPatrol™ RLSC-3D system captures a 12-second video clip confirming the violation as the vehicle runs the red light. This feature provides law enforcement with further evidence of the violation. This set of evidence is wirelessly transmitted to the ATS Data Center and uploaded to the Axsis violation processing system where the violation is reviewed and approved by law enforcement.