California Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Intersection Safety Camera Contracts

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 17, 2010) – In a unanimous ruling dismissing review, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling regarding several different red light camera issues in In re Red Light Photo Enforcement Cases. Specifically, the Supreme Court’s action confirms the lower court’s ruling validating the legality of the payment structure in contracts between municipalities and private contractors to provide equipment and support services for automated traffic enforcement systems. The lower court had found that because the municipalities retained control over the systems and the subsequent prosecutorial function, they did not “prevent due course of justice.”

“We’re pleased that the California Supreme Court upheld this decision,” said George Hittner, General Counsel of American Traffic Solutions. “This ruling sets an important precedent for the industry and affirms the process used to enforce California’s traffic laws using safety cameras.”

The ruling is a significant setback to those who have challenged the legality and constitutionality of automated traffic enforcement systems.

About American Traffic Solutions:

ATS is proud to be the market leader in Road Safety Camera installations in North America. ATS has more than 2,000 installed Intersection and Speed Safety Cameras serving more than 30 million people. We have contracts in 240 communities in 22 states and Washington, D.C., including: Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nassau County (NY), 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: atsol.com or www.PlatePass.com.

November 17th, 2010|