TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Traffic Solutions (ATS) today announced that it has been awarded a five year contract with King County Directors' Association (KCDA) to provide CrossingGuard®, ATS' school bus stop arm photo enforcement solution to KCDA members. KCDA is a purchasing cooperative that provides centralized procurement services for public school districts in the state of Washington and neighboring states.
CrossingGuard® will provide KCDA members with a new weapon in the fight against illegal stop arm running. When the stop arm is deployed, the CrossingGuard® system automatically detects a vehicle illegally passing the bus in either direction and captures video of the violation and images of a vehicle's license plate. The goal of this program is to reduce the number of injuries and/or fatalities related to stop arm violations. It is estimated that each school day, more than 1600 Washington drivers illegally pass an extended school bus stop arm.
"We're excited to have an opportunity to partner with KCDA on this important safety initiative," stated James Tuton, CEO of American Traffic Solutions. "Our CrossingGuard® solution provides schools, bus drivers, and the police with an important enforcement tool to protect children as they enter and exit the school bus."
About KCDA Purchasing Cooperative:
KCDA Purchasing Cooperative is a public entity that is owned by Washington's school districts and audited by the State Auditor. We are audited in several areas, including compliance with purchasing procedures and with bid statutes. There are 294 school districts in Washington that are members of KCDA. All items and services under contract with KCDA have been awarded through a competitive sealed bid process, with contract, bid, and advertising documents posted on our website. All of our contracts available in Washington have been advertised in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce and are in full compliance with RCW 39.34.030. For more information, please contact KCDA Customer Service at 1-800-422-5019 or visit our website at www.kcda.org.
About American Traffic Solutions:
ATS is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America. ATS has more than 3,000 installed red-light and speed safety cameras serving more than 30 million people. ATS is the largest road safety camera program service provider in North America with awards or contracts with nearly 300 local jurisdictions in 21 states and Washington, D.C. including the Washington Department of Transportation and 13 other Washington cities. For more information, please visit: www.atsol.com
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