Contact: Charles Territo
Title: Vice President of Communications,
Marketing and Sales
Phone: (480) 443-7000
MESA, AZ – American Traffic Solutions (ATS), North America’s leading provider of road safety camera programs, reminds drivers to avoid injuries and fatalities by stopping safely on red every day and particularly during this year’s National Stop on Red Week.
Choosing to stop on red protects yourself and others from these terrifying crashes and near misses caught on camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4v8_H-HQYQ
Initiated by the Federal Highway Administration, Stop on Red Week begins August 6 and continues through August 12. Local authorities will help spread the message for drivers to stop on red and avoid dangerous red-light running crashes.
“Stop on Red Week delivers a personal message to individual drivers across the country, reminding them that red-light running is not worth the risk,” said Charles Territo, ATS Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Sales. “During this designated week, ATS is proud to ask drivers to evaluate and improve their driving behavior for their own safety and for those who share the road with them.”
Red-light running is not a victimless crime. In 2015, the most recent figures available, 771 people died and 137,000 were injured in red-light running crashes in the United States, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. More than half of those people were innocent pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants in other cars.
“For many drivers, Stop on Red Week is an opportune time to begin a new and safer driving habit,” said Liz Caracciolo, SVP, General Manager, ATS Safety Solutions. “We urge drivers to abide by the speed limit, to slow down on yellow and stop safely on red. Every improvement in driver behavior helps create safer roads for everyone. ATS is honored to help spread this important and lifesaving message.”
About American Traffic Solutions:
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America. Nationally, ATS has more than 3,500 installed red-light, speed and school bus stop-arm safety cameras serving more than 30 million people. Additionally, ATS Fleet Services is a leader in providing both Toll and Violation Management Solutions to fleets and rental customers saving them time and money. For more information, please visit: www.atsol.com or www.atsfleetsolutions.com.