Scottsdale, AZ-To accompany your New Year’s driver safety stories, American Traffic Solutions (ATS), which serves more than 130 communities in North America with red-light and speed camera programs, has posted video examples from 2008 at illustrating the serious public safety danger red-light runners pose.

As the New Year quickly approaches, perhaps these intersection video examples from ATS communities will serve as a reminder to your viewers to drive especially careful on New Year’s Eve and to improve their overall driving behavior in 2009.

More than 300 communities across the U.S. and Canada use red-light and speed photo enforcement programs to make local roadways safer for pedestrians and drivers.  Independent studies from the Insurance Institute on Highway Safety prove that camera programs are successful at reducing red-light running violations by 40-50 percent and reducing injuries from crashes by 30 percent.

Red-light and speed camera programs are an excellent tool for communities to help decrease traffic violations, crashes and injuries caused by red-light runners and speeders.  However, they’re just one part of an overall public safety effort focused on preventing future crashes and injuries.  Attentive and defensive driving is the most effective way to keep roadways safe.

About American Traffic Solutions, Inc.:
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is a leading provider of technology and business solutions for traffic safety and electronic toll collection programs worldwide, including PlatePass®, which is an automated electronic toll payment service that enables Hertz and Advantage customers to use high speed, cashless electronic toll lanes.  ATS is a private corporation, which serves more than 130 municipalities and government agencies.  ATS is the largest provider of photo traffic enforcement programs to America’s big cities with active programs in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, San Diego and Seattle; Houston, Fort Worth, Irving and Arlington, Texas; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona.  ATS also serves Canada’s largest digital red-light camera and speed enforcement program in Calgary, Alberta.  The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.