LaserCraft Inc., a Georgia provider of automated traffic enforcement systems, broke ground in the last week for the installation of red light monitoring systems in the City of Duluth, Ga.
The contract was awarded to LaserCraft following an extensive review
process that began in March 2003 leading to final approval by Gwinnett County on Dec. 8, 2004. LaserCraft will install their Laser Red Light Monitoring Systems (Laser RMS) at the intersection of Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and Pleasant Hill Road. This installation represents the first system of its kind to issue citations in Gwinnett County.
Red light camera systems are designed to decrease the number and severity of accidents while also increasing pedestrian safety. When a driver violates the red traffic signal, digital images are captured that show the violation.
The driver will then receive a ticket in the mail within 10 days. This
program represents the ninth jurisdiction in Georgia that has selected
LaserCraft over major competitors in the industry. Red light cameras
currently operate in five Georgia municipalities, including Decatur and
Installation of the red light camera systems comes on the heels of a
fatality accident on Nov. 28 in the City of Duluth where one driver was
charged with failure to obey a traffic control device.
According to Lieutenant Bill Stevens, community policing division commander and project director for Operation Drive Smart, “A survey by the Atlanta Journal Constitution states that the number one crime related concern in Gwinnett County is speeding and traffic violations. This finding is backed up by statistics concerning the number of traffic related deaths, of which Gwinnett County leads the state. The City of Duluth Police Department is reportedly committed to protecting citizens by all means; the red light camera system is just one additional tool that is being employed to reduce the numbers of traffic related injuries and deaths.”
Debbie Trainor, program manager for LaserCraft Inc., added, “As a local company, LaserCraft is thrilled that the City of Duluth is making all efforts to improve the safety of its roadways through automated enforcement. If the weather cooperates, the systems should be issuing warnings by February 1, 2005.”
Was this article valuable?
Here are more articles you may enjoy.