SOURCE: Redflex Traffic Systems

September 24, 2007 16:21 ET

REDFLEX Leads Traffic Photo Enforcement Industry in Texas

Communities Embracing Traffic Safety Technology in Record Numbers

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - In recent weeks, REDFLEX Traffic Systems, the leading provider of photo enforcement technology in the U.S., has added 13 new city contracts to a rapidly expanding roster of Texas communities adopting innovative photo enforcement technology to make roadways and dangerous intersections safer. With the passage of recent state legislation, half of all revenue generated from photo-enforcement tickets issued in Texas will be earmarked for life-saving trauma care.

New Texas cities contracted with REDFLEX include Allen, Bedford, Carrollton, Forney, Granite Shoals, Haltom, Hurst, Killeen, Lewisville, Mesquite, Southlake, Tomball and Roanoke. With the addition of these cities, REDFLEX technology now services 36 communities in Texas, more than any other vendor in the industry. In each community, selection has followed a competitive bid based on a variety of criteria including pricing, technology, image quality and financial strength.

Communities using REDFLEX technology in Texas are already seeing remarkable results. In recent weeks, El Paso expanded their existing relationship with the company citing the success of their pilot program. Sergeant Jack Matthews of the El Paso Police Department indicated that, "After seeing the incredible results of the pilot program, our expanded agreement with REDFLEX was a no-brainer. Simply put, the new systems save lives, reduce accidents and make our streets safer."

With the addition of these recent agreements, REDFLEX is contracted for up to a maximum of 722 total red light cameras in Texas with 113 cameras already fully operational across the state. REDFLEX is the recognized industry leader in photo enforcement in the U.S., handling photo enforcement contracts for more than 150 U.S. cities in 19 states.

Photo-enforcement has become a vital law enforcement tool to increase road safety. Independent statistical analysis by The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety from 2005 found that red light-related crashes resulted in more than 800 deaths and an estimated 165,000 injuries annually. In an earlier study, the Institute found that red light cameras offer a significant deterrent effect while reducing the number of actual violations by 40 to 50 percent.

Speeding is another leading cause of motor vehicle crashes. The economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is estimated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association to be $40.4 billion per year. Speeding is a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes, and an estimated 1,000 Americans die monthly. In 2005, 13,113 lives were lost in speed-related crashes.

About REDFLEX Traffic Systems

REDFLEX Traffic Systems Inc. is the largest provider of digital red light and speed enforcement services in North America. With headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, and offices across the United States, the company provides traffic safety technology and administrative expertise that helps reduce deaths and injuries resulting from traffic collisions. REDFLEX, which partners with public safety officials in state and local governments, has created many of the technology and processing methods that are now standard in the photo enforcement industry. Founded in 1986, REDFLEX Traffic Systems is the longest consistently operating company in the industry.

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