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Violations Per Camera Per Month Drop By 60 percent
St. Louis, MO –Driver behavior at St. Louis red-light safety cameras monitored intersections continues to change according to a recent analysis by American Traffic Solutions (ATS). ATS, Missouri’s and the nation’s leading red-light safety camera provider, found that the number of red-light running violations captured at ATS monitored intersections has fallen significantly as drivers have become more accustomed to increased red-light enforcement.
Most importantly, the analysis found that fewer and fewer vehicles are being issued multiple violations. Eighty four percent (84%) of the vehicle owners who received and paid one red-light running citation since the program started in May 2007 never received another citation.
Similarly, in the six years since cameras were first installed, the average number of citations issued per camera per month citywide has decreased by nearly 60 percent despite new cameras being installed.
The Missouri Court of Appeals of Eastern Missouri recently upheld the constitutionality of red-light safety camera programs, and affirmed the City of St. Louis’ authority to regulate traffic safety as an appropriate function of the city’s police power. This ruling was consistent with rulings by both State and Federal courts in Missouri upholding the constitutionality and legality of red light safety camera ordinances of other jurisdictions in the state.
Video of red-light running related collisions can be found at http://youtu.be/LxbPjK5_Ugw.
About American Traffic Solutions:
ATS is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America, the United States and Missouri. 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: St. Louis, Kansas City and more than two dozen other Missouri cities. For more information, please visit: atsol.com or www.PlatePass.com . 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 .