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2011-08-24 10:30:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) was awarded, as part of a project team, the Outstanding Project of the Year in Traffic Control Systems award from the Intelligent Transportation Society of New York during the society's recent annual meeting. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050512/CGISSLOGO) The award was presented to the project team of New York City (NYC) Department of Transportation, KLD Associates, Inc.,...

2011-08-02 08:24:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Red light safety cameras are an effective means of preventing crash-related deaths and injuries, according to a new study by the Texas Transportation Institute. The study, conducted by TTI's Center for Transportation Safety, examined more than 11,000 crash records at the 275 Texas intersections where cameras were in place. It compared crash frequencies in each of the three years before and after the installation of the red light safety...

2011-06-30 12:37:00

NATIONAL CITY, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National City is putting the safety of its citizens first -- by giving emergency services vehicles top priority. The City recently installed state-of-the-art Opticom(TM) multimode signal priority equipment to enhance safety and provide more efficient traffic signal preemption and management. National City has long advocated traffic signal preemption as a means to improve emergency response. Currently, more than 70 intersections are...

2011-06-30 12:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two thirds of drivers in 14 big cities with longstanding red light camera programs support their use, according to a new survey released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This study adds to the overwhelming body of evidence showing the life-saving benefits of this technology as well as strong public support for the use of red light safety cameras. "A majority of people across the U.S. support these life-saving cameras...

2011-06-14 05:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National Safety Month, American Traffic Solutions (ATS) today launched a "How it Works" video containing a step-by-step explanation of how the red-light safety cameras work to capture potential red-light violations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110531/LA09034LOGO) The "How it Works" video allows the operation red-light safety camera technology to be broken down into simple terms. It provides new insight...

2011-06-13 08:45:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GTT -- a worldwide leader in emergency vehicle preemption (EVP) and transit signal priority (TSP) systems -- today announced the appointment of Jim Oberstar, as Senior Strategic Advisor. During his 36-year tenure serving Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim championed a wide range of initiatives to improve transportation safety. His efforts culminated in his appointment as Chairman for the House Committee on Transportation and...

2011-03-03 06:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fatal intersection crashes are down, with a large percent of the reduction coming from a decrease in accidents involving red light running. According to a new report from the National Safety Council, fatal crashes at intersections with traffic lights decreased by 17% from 2005 to 2009. In the same five-year period, fatal intersection crashes involving red light running decreased by 27%. The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) was...

2011-02-10 19:40:37

UC researchers tested holiday bulbs, traffic lights and car beams Those light-emitting diodes marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lightbulbs actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances, according to newly published research. "LEDs are touted as the next generation of lighting. But as we try to find better products that do not deplete energy resources or contribute to global warming, we have to be vigilant about the...

2011-01-20 10:00:00

Fatalities projected up during first six months for the first time in 5 years WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that pedestrian fatalities increased during the first six months of 2010. While the increase is small - 0.4 percent - it is notable because overall traffic fatalities during this period were significantly down, and this comes on the heels of four straight years of steady...

2011-01-19 19:59:29

Serious traffic gridlocks, like the jam on Beijing's national expressway a few months ago which brought vehicles to a halt for days, are a real-world issue needing attention. Unfortunately, such standstills are not uncommon in Beijing, or in other cities around the world. Such incidents motivate the analysis of traffic to minimize similar events and provide insight into road design and construction, such as where to install traffic lights and toll booths, how many lanes to build, and where to...