Red Light Camera
Critics of California’s red light cameras say drivers are getting way too many citations and are backing a bill that would change the system by extending the length of yellow lights.
Citing high costs for drivers and an increase in traffic accidents, the Belmont City Council voted this week to get rid of the city’s red light cameras. Earlier this year, Redwood City and Hayward have removed their cameras.
A Bay Area woman who got caught running a red light beat her traffic ticket, and her case could mean thousands of other drivers may also be due refunds.
The state Assembly has approved restrictions on governments’ use of cameras to catch drivers who run red lights.
Los Angeles City leaders are getting closer to dissolving their red light camera program which issues $480 dollar tickets to drivers, and this may have other California cities rethinking their own programs.