Vote on L.A. Red Light Cameras By City Council is “Likely” on Friday

June 15, 2011

UPDATE: After testimony, mostly by ATS employees, including Charley Territo and CEO James Tuton, LA City Council decided to delay even voting on the “suggestive measure” until Tuesday.

LAist has more details.

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American Traffic Solutions is clinging to life in Los Angeles for another 48 hours, but the likelihood of them surviving the month of June is extremely low.

Two council members have been persuaded by an ATS lobbyist to introduce a motion to continue the red light camera scam on a monthly basis while a “safety analysis” is conducted.

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Los Angeles City Council Could End Red Light Camera Program

April 25, 2011

American Traffic Solutions could be out of another major city, if the people of Los Angeles make their voices heard.

One man whose voice is being heard and hitting the airwaves is Jay Beeber, of Safer Streets LA. He was interviewed on KABC this month and his sentiments about red light cameras sound very familiar. Jay advocates the true method of making intersections safer, which is longer yellow light times.

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Los Angeles Red Light Camera Program is a Failure

February 1, 2011

Why keep a system in place that doesn’t benefit the public, costs the tax payers money and has been tied to an increase in collisions?

You’ll have to ask Redflex Traffic Systems, ATS and their lobbyists. The only problem is that they’re not talking.

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From LA “It’s Official: Red Light Cameras Don’t Work”

October 25, 2010

From an article that originally appeared in The Huffington Post, red light cameras are being exposed in LA for the scam that they are. Steve Parker, a regular columnist for that online publication has seen the numbers and they just don’t add up.

Not surprisingly, accidents are not going down. Somewhat surprising is that the city is losing money on the program.

This scandal came to light several months ago, when that LAPD report showing no improvement in accident rates at many of the intersections was released to the public. Several local news reporters, print and electronic, went over the internal audit and found it appeared that not only were accident rates not declining at these intersections, but both the city and the public seemed to be paying for a service which was providing no benefit for them.

How can a city in a budget crunch as bad as LA run a program that is costing them money and time with no benefit to the public? It seems that the scamera vendors are really making out like the bandits they are.


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