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Gotcha! - The Evolving World of Automated Enforcement of Speed and Red Light Running

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This webinar was sponsored by the ITE Traffic Engineering Council.

Webinar Description:
Automated Enforcement (AE) for speed and red light applications varies greatly across the USA and the world. This webinar will bring together a variety of perspectives. Cheif of Police Rob Liberati from Landover Hills MD Police Department and Sgt. McMillian from Baltimore MD PD will explore and explain how they rebuilt the AE program in Baltimore that included Speed Camera Reform Act, fee structure, limited scope, and court case law. While automated enforcement has been in use for three decades, increased interest in it's application to address safety and speed management have emerged through recommendations from the NTSB. Details of application have varied (rules, signing, definitions of what a violation is). With growing use, questions of its intent, application and consequences (equity, privacy, entrapment, enrichment) are being raised. Jay Beeber, Research Fellow, National Motorists Association, will dive into the data related to speed and red light cameras and how a focus on safety, not fees, will lead to more effective programs. Halfway around the world in Australia, where AE is common practice, Simon Grieve, Director of Road Safety from Department of Justice and Community Safety will focus on public acceptance and how to focus on safety in an AE program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Give examples of automated enforcement applications
  • Recognize lessons that have been learned related to safety outcomes
  • List some best practices of automated enforcement

Contributors

  • Rob Liberati, Chief of Police Landover Hills | Landover Hills Police Department | Landover Hills, Maryland, USA

    Chief Robert Liberati is the Chief of the Landover Hills Police Department. Landover Hills is a small municipality in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Chief Liberati retired as a major from the Prince George’s County Maryland, Police Department, with over 30 years’ service. His police experience includes patrol, Investigations, various administrative units, and commands, including the command of the Hyattsville Patrol District. Upon his retirement in 2016, Chief Liberati became the director of Baltimore City’s Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System (ATVES), where he successfully lead the renewed City traffic Camera program.

  • Paul McMillian, Sergeant | Baltimore Police Department | Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Sergeant Paul McMillian is a twenty year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department and holds a Master’s Degree of Business Management form Johns Hopkins University. During Sergeant tenure in the Baltimore City Police Department he has served in Neighborhood Patrol Division and currently assigned to Accident Investigation Unit that handles serious and fatal accidents in Baltimore City. Sergeant McMillian also coordinates the ATVES Unit for Baltimore Police Department and coordinates all traffic related issues and programs across the City.

  • Jay Beeber, Research Fellow | National Motorists Association

    Jay Beeber is a Research Fellow with the National Motorists Association and Executive Director of Safer Streets L.A., a public policy and research organization dedicated to the adoption of scientifically sound and sensible transportation practices. His work focuses on assessing the safety, economic and societal impacts of traffic regulation and enforcement. Jay has authored numerous research reports on transportation safety issues and was a featured presenter at the 2016 ITE Annual Meeting. He has served on a number of transportation related technical committees including ITE's Traffic Engineering Council Automated Enforcement Working Group.

  • Charles Turner, Director for Automated Traffic Enforcement | DDOT | Washington, District of Columbia, USA

    Charles A. Turner is a twenty year veteran of full life cycle Automated Traffic Enforcement. Currently he is the Director for Automated Traffic Enforcement for DDOT. Previously he held the same position for the City of Baltimore, Maryland Department of Transportation and helped rebuild their current speed , red-light and truck enforcement program after a three year shutdown. Before government service Charles was the regional program manager for American Traffic Solutions now Verra Mobility and ACS now Conduent. He established the initial and digital era photo enforcement programs in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida and Tennessee. Charles is a graduate of UMD and the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.

  • Simon Grieve, Director of Road Safety | Department of Justice and Community Safety | Australia

    Simon Grieve is the Director, Road Safety for the Department of Justice and Community Safety in Victoria, Australia. In this role Simon oversees the state’s Road Safety Camera Program and works closely with the Road Safety Partner agencies to ensure that enforcement plays a key role in road trauma reduction. Simon has over 20 years experience in government administration across the Western Australian and Victorian state governments. Simon had expertise in road safety mangement, transport and regulatory reform, policy development and compliance and enforcement. Prior to his current role Simon spent 12 months as the Road Safety Commissioner for Western Australia. Simon holds an Executive Masters in Public Administration from the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, a Bachelor of Arts (Public Policy & Management) from Murdoch University and has completed the MUARC Road Safety Leadership Program.

November 2, 2021
Tue 4:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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