Nassau County to Install Red-Light Cams at 50 Intersections

It’s time for Long Island drivers to hit the brakes.
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It’s time for Long Island drivers to hit the brakes. American Traffic Solutions announced it has contracted with Nassau County, N.Y., to implement its new red-light camera enforcement program at 50 intersections over the next 18 months.

Nassau County is one of six New York jurisdictions that will implement red light camera programs pursuant to recent legislation allowing such programs, ATS said. Previously, only New York City had legislative authorization for such a program.

ATS said New York City's program (also run by ATS) has been in place since 1994 and the city has experienced a 73 percent reduction in red-light violations.

"We are very pleased that both the State and County legislatures passed bills enabling Nassau County to use technology that will improve public safety," said Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi. "Running red lights in Nassau County is a common cause of accidents which often result in injuries and sometimes deaths. We were impressed by ATS' track record of improving public safety in New York City and across the country and the fact that they have an operations facility and local staff close to us contributed to our decision to choose them as our public safety partner."

ATS operates enforcement programs in more than 150 communities across North America.

American Traffic Solutions


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