Verra Mobility Welcomes Leading Safety Groups’ Release of Automated Enforcement Checklist
Verra Mobility, a leading provider of smart mobility technology solutions, applauds the release of a new checklist by AAA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Safety Council (NSC) that is meant to serve as a roadmap for communities that are establishing or expanding automated enforcement programs.
“As more and more communities across the country turn to automated enforcement to help reduce the number of traffic-related collisions, injuries and fatalities, this checklist serves as a helpful reminder of best practices from successful programs around the country,” stated David Roberts, CEO of Verra Mobility.
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According to the safety groups, speed and red-light camera programs augment traditional enforcement to improve traffic safety by deterring dangerous driving behaviors. Automated enforcement does not require traffic stops, and well-designed programs can improve safety for all road users in a neutral manner.
Checklist recommendations include: Ensuring that yellow light timing conforms to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Institute of Transportation Engineers guidelines for red-light cameras, and that the speed limit is appropriate and accounts for all road users for automated speed enforcement programs. Additionally, the checklist recommends continuous program improvement utilizing new and updated guidance and best practices and continuing to look for opportunities to expand automated enforcement use. The complete checklist can be found here.
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“As a leading provider of red-light, speed and school bus stop-arm camera programs throughout the country, we look forward to working with our current customers and those communities who are looking to add road safety cameras to their traffic enforcement strategy and build strong programs that help get us closer to our shared goal of zero fatalities,” added David Roberts.
The release of this checklist follows a recent National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Report adding Speed Safety Cameras to the annual Wishlist of Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements. That report can be found here.
As of December 31, 2020, Verra Mobility had more than 5,800 road safety cameras operating in nearly 160 communities throughout the United States.
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