Menlo renews contract for red-light cameras
Original post made on Sep 3, 2013
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on Sep 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm
Am I reading this correctly - the annual cost for the existing cameras has been $5,397 per month for 4 cameras. That's $21,588 per MONTH or over a quarter of a million dollars per year for these cameras. And the "reduction" in red light related accidents since 2008 has been ONE less accident on El Camino and THREE fewer accidents on Bayfront. It would have been interesting to include ticket revenue from the cameras, to see if this really is "revenue neutral". Because based on the limited info here, it sounds like a very expensive solution to a not very big problem!
on Sep 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm
Big government at its worst, doing something really stupid. Lengthen the yellow a half second.
Ticket bicyclists for running stop signs and lights all the time, if you need revenue. Double the fine if they are wearing more colors than a peacock.
on Jan 22, 2014 at 7:47 am
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Red-light cameras being stopped
Red light cameras at Vanowen Street and Balboa Boulevard, Friday, April 22, 2011. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff Photographer)
By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
POSTED: 01/21/14, 5:34 PM PST |
Red-light camera facts
• Local cities with red-light cameras: Baldwin Park, Beverly Hills, Commerce, Covina, Culver City, West Hollywood, Walnut, Lynwood, Ventura, Cerritos, Oxnard, Highland, Riverside, Metro (MTA at transit line crossings), Hawthorne, Los Alamitos, Montebello, Santa Clarita,
• Cities that have removed or banned red-light cameras: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Pasadena, Long Beach, Glendale, El Monte, Bell Gardens, Corona, Maywood, Escondido, El Cajon, Gardena, Compton, Whittier, Fullerton, Grand Terrace, Upland, Moreno Valley, Lancaster, Murrieta, Los Angeles County (unincorporated), Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Santa Fe Springs, Montclair, South Gate, Yucaipa, Inglewood (February 2014)
• Number of cities in the United States with cameras: 500
• A.B. 612: Would lengthen yellow light times by an additional second
Red-light cameras controversial traffic enforcement devices that can ding an unsuspecting motorist for $500 a pop for minor infractions like illegally turning right on red are slowly fading to black.