Contact: Charles Territo
Title: Vice President of Communications
Phone: (480) 443-7000
ATS Applauds Study Recommendations
Scottsdale, AZ — American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the nation’s leading road safety camera provider, applauds a new study’s findings highlighting many of the same essential components necessary for a successful red-light or speed safety camera program already instituted by ATS.
Conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the research arm of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, the Automated Enforcement for Speeding and Red Light Running Report No. 729 found five essential qualities that should be a part of every road safety camera program. Successful programs provide initial and continuous information to their community about the camera system; are motivated by the need to address a traffic hazard; are supported with strong enabling legislation; are repeatable in other localities, and are monitored on a regular basis to evaluate their performance and operation.
The findings are based on surveys or interviews with more than 350 jurisdictions with current or past camera enforcement programs, a review of legislation from all 50 states, and an extensive literature review to determine the effect of the programs, cost effectiveness and resource requirements and to get the perspective of the public. The study set out to determine what makes a red-light or speed safety camera program successful. The full report is available online at http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_729.pdf.
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. ATS also offers PlatePass, an automated electronic toll payment service that enables rental vehicle customers to use high-speed, cashless electronic toll lanes. ATS is a privately-owned, U.S. corporation. For more information, please visit: dev.www.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