August 14: Reductions in deaths and injuries when speed cameras are deployed aren’t limited to the USA. In a report issued by the Scottish government, titled Key Scottish Safety Camera Statistics for 2011, serious injuries and fatalities in Scotland dropped by almost two thirds following the introduction of speed cameras. The number of fatalities and injuries were monitored across 166 sites before and after the introduction of speed cameras, with the number of incidents falling from 92 to 36 during the study period. Total injury numbers fell to 684 from a previous count of 1,400 during the study.
August 6: Optotraffic’s primary mission is providing a safe traffic environment around schools. We think of students first, of course, but this also includes teachers and other staff. In regard to staff, this is the time of year when school districts around the country are recruiting crossing guards and bus drivers. For people seeking rewarding part-time positions, these can be excellent opportunities. In addition to wages, many school districts also other benefits such as health insurance.