ATS Accused of Destroying Records in Florida

American Traffic Solutions or Above The Statutes, Inc?

American Traffic Solutions or Above The Statutes, Inc?

American Traffic Solutions, the besieged automated ticketing vendor, is in trouble with the law again in Florida.

Already facing a class-action lawsuit regarding constitutional issues in the Sunshine State, the news now is ATS has violated state law by destroying records:

The Florida Attorney General’s Office says video footage is a public record even if it is collected by a private company, like Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions, if the company is contracted by a government agency.

And officials with the Florida Division of Library and Information Services say companies like that have to comply with the state’s record-retention schedule, which requires that the videos be kept for at least 30 days.

So, how does ATS handle challenges to its ticketing scheme? Blame the client: the city!

ATS and city officials Thursday pointed to each other as the party responsible for maintaining the videos.

But City Attorney Tim McCausland said ATS is the custodian of the records and that the company is responsible for being versed in Florida public records law, which the company agreed to abide by in its contract with the city.

Be warned council members, city managers, mayors, and project administrators: Theft through automated ticketing will always come back to haunt you, and the vendor will be laughing all the way to the bank.

(And re-election is never that far off…)

26 Responses to ATS Accused of Destroying Records in Florida

  1. Brent says:

    ATS proves once again what scum they are..

  2. Matt says:

    HAHAHAHA, I live in Miami! DOWN WITH THIS CRAP IN MY STATE!!!! It looks like even after The State Legislature ALMOST legalized SCAMeras last year (with a LONG history of REFUSING to do so), that they just might turn around and be made ILLEGAL.

  3. George in Sdale says:

    I am so glad AZ will ban ATS’ fraudulent business model.. Although CEO Jim Tuton better start looking for other ways to pinch pennies from the sheeple because the masters he serves at Goldman Sachs (significant private equity owner in ATS) will probably start getting nervous soon. Shame on Goldman for investing money with this crook.

    • Ernest T. Bass says:

      one mans crook is another mans gold mine !! shame on you for deciding which business you declare legal or not legal…..who out you in charge ?

      • James S says:

        LAB / ETB finally admits that they’re CROOKS!

        Everyone remember his own words.

        • Will Kay says:

          Not to mention he’s a hypocrite too. ETB/LAB, didn’t you DECIDE that we at are all liars? Who put YOU in charge?

      • George in Sdale says:

        Ernest, why do you feel Mr. Tuton is NOT a crook? Specifically? Is he operating a legitimate business within the bounds of laws and ethics? Please share your opinion on this one.

      • capitalfraud says:

        The Constitution of the United States is what declares ATS illegal. See amendments 4-6.

        • Matt says:

          HOLY SHIT. You ain’t kidding. I just read the EXACT wording of those Amendments and it is CLEAR that this crap is COMPLETELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

        • RPr says:

          amendment 4
          the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    • Will Kay says:

      The Big Brother monitoring/surveillance arm of the global banking fraud scheme. The Fed will be audited and subsequently dismantled soon enough, which means companies like Goldman Sachs and their little pet projects will evaporate into thin air.

  4. 4409 says:

    Redlex is beleaguered and ATS is besieged….LMAO

  5. guttersn1pe says:

    ATS & RedFlex primarily do business with the public sector. Their respective websites boast the sheer volume of public entities they do business with. Are they really so ignorant that they didn’t know they were subject to record retention rules.

    • George in Sdale says:

      Absolutley disgusting.

      RedFlex, ATS, (and Gatso) should be very aware their days are numbered. Not only will they be out of business but folks who have these companies on their resumes will be passed up over and over. Even if they worked in something like the accounting department- they are not innocent and will be blacklisted.

      • Ernest T. Bass says:

        yes george….. the technology is going to just lay dormant…. and then turn to dust and blow away !!!

        good thing we do not have to worry that you are in charge of hiring for ANYONE !! with your high set of morales that nobody could ever meet !!!

        • Ernest Hater says:

          At least we know you will easily be passed up for a job. Enough is out there on you, Jay, that a search for you will end your working life as you know it.

      • Matt says:

        Female employee shill continues (4:01):

        “the business model is risky. You know, a state makes a desicion to take away photo enforcement, you don’t have a business in that state anymore. It’s a risky business model and it’s a costly one because the city never pays a dime toward the program.”

        Get ready RedFlex… You might as well move your headquarters to Ohio because you won’t want to even be based here after you LOSE YOUR LARGEST MOST IMPORTANT contract (your words) after next fall.

    • Brent says:

      Listen to what this DISPICABLE Redflex employee says starting around the 2:00min mark of this, the fourth video. The way she think her and her company’s way of perpetrating fraud will continue un-challenged puts her on par with the whole Nancy Pelosi “astroturf” series of quotes..

      Absolutley pathetic.

  6. Matt says:

    Does anyone know if this “PhotoFin” device actually sticks out far enough to work? Their video claims “it works at an angle of 10 degrees or greater” and that “most photo radar cameras are mounted at 22 degrees.” Does anyone know these two stats to be facts and what the outcome is on this product. Has anyone in the group tested it yet?

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