Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2nd California Drops Red Light Cameras...Following Los Angeles - As Corrupt Chicago adds speed cameras to their red light cameras

Glendale (California) police will no longer issue citations for red-light violations caught by cameras set up at four intersections throughout the city, officials said.

The decision, which took effect Feb. 24, was made because the program had become a burden on resources and police needed the officer assigned to reviewing violations out in the field, officials said.

The city of Los Angeles ended its red-light camera program last year.

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In short, the nearly 4-year-old red-light camera program became “cumbersome” and not “the best use of our resources,” Capt. Carl Povilaitis said.

Police sent a letter last month to the camera system's operator, Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems, to terminate the program.

Glendale's move comes eight months after the Los Angeles City Council and Police Commission unanimously voted to terminate their red-light camera enforcement for an array of reasons, including its cost effectiveness and payment of the tickets.

While state laws allow police agencies to use red-light cameras for enforcement, recent successful litigation challenging the legality of those citations also played a role in the decision to stop the program, Public Works Director Steve Zurn said.

“It just didn't make a lot sense to keep going forward with it,” he said.

More than 5,800 citations were issued last year to motorists through the red-light cameras, police said.

Police have already started dismissing red-light violation citations, and local courthouses have been notified about the department's decision, Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told the Glendale News-Press.

Police will not pursue citations issued to motorists before Feb. 24, and will not contest a ticket that's challenged in court.


The King of All Crackers said...

This in the land of fruits and nuts. Red light cameras are just for revenue and not for the children or safety. I think a new drinking game should be when Rahm says It's for the children you have to do a shot. During a speech of his there is at least three times.

Anonymous said...

The cameras are wrong and the people who want them, rahm and crew will not get my vote, bye bye.

Anonymous said...

Do that and you'll be drunk before 9.5 stops talking.

I Voted For Obama said...

Rahm doesn't want nor need your vote. He has plenty of freeloaders for that.

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