Latest Traffic light Stories

2011-08-25 12:48:45

MIT and Princeton University researchers have developed a system that uses a network of smartphones mounted on car dashboards that will help drivers obtain better fuel efficiency. The system uses smartphones to collect information about traffic signals and tell drivers when slowing down could help them avoid waiting at lights.  This system helps with fuel efficiency by reducing the need to idle and accelerate from a standstill. Emmanouil Koukoumidis, a visiting researcher at MIT...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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