Key Biscayne Police Department Lt. Pedro Zayas received the following link to a public service announcement video from American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the provider of the Village's red-light safety cameras. Visit the Village's Red Light Camera Safety Program webpage for more educational information.
The video, which is accessible on YouTube, takes viewers on an educational tour of the process at work behind ATS' red-light safety cameras. According to ATS' February 25, 2014, press release,
"Viewers will see how the camera system works, how violations are captured, what safeguards are in place to ensure accurate processing, and the criteria police follow when deciding to issue a violation. Also explained is the distribution process for each dollar collected from a paid ticket. Among those recipients are state trauma care centers and cutting edge research into cures for paralysis.
Florida is the 3rd deadliest state in the nation for red-light running fatalities. In 2012, red-light runners caused 4,803 traffic injuries in Florida, costing communities more than $646 million. According to a recent Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) report, fatalities have fallen 49 percent at intersections with red-light safety cameras.
A recent Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) report found that 95% of the drivers receiving a violation did not receive a second. These results indicate red-light safety cameras are operating as designed, which is to reduce the number of right-angle intersection crashes by changing driver behavior through traffic law enforcement.
For more information visit http://www.atsol.com/florida-facts/."