Red Light Cameras

WESH 2 News investigates thousands of red light camera ticket dismissals

Foreign tourists are getting a free pass when it comes to dangerous driving that puts all drivers at risk. Orange County has not been ticketing foreign visitors who run red lights, or the rental car companies that put them in the driver’s seat. Watch the video / read the article at WESH.

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San Mateo Ends Red-Light Camera Program, Dismisses or Refunds Nearly 1,000 Tickets

San Mateo announced Thursday that it is ending its red-light camera program and dismissing or refunding 985 citations issued at an intersection where the yellow-light timing was in error. Watch the video / Read the full article at NBC Bay Area.

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Could red light camera ban pass state legislature next year?

A state lawmaker made headlines three years ago by taking a red light camera citation he got in the mail and burning it on camera. Since then, state Rep Andy Holt (R-Dresden) has pushed for restrictions on those cameras in Tennessee – but now he’s calling for an all-out ban. Watch the video / Read the full article at NewsChannel 5 Nashville.

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City of San Mateo Shutters Its Red Light Camera System

The city of San Mateo is ditching its red light cameras and dismissing hundreds of citations after one of its cameras malfunctioned, city leaders said Thursd Watch the video / read the article at CBS San Francisco.

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Florida Town Caught Misusing Red Light Camera Cash

Opa-Locka gave American Traffic Solutions (now Verra Mobility) the right to set up eight red light cameras to issue fully automated citations worth $158 each. Under state law, the city is supposed to transmit $83 from each ticket to the state Department of Revenue. Those payments are supposed to be made on a weekly basis, but the audit found this was not happening. Over eight years, Opa-Locka’s for-profit vendor gave the city $8.

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Frisco police shut off remaining red-light camera on Preston Road

Frisco’s last red-light camera on Preston Road and Gaylord Parkway has been shut off following the June 1 passage of House Bill 1631 into law, Frisco police Deputy Chief David Shilson said in a statement. Read the full article at Community Impact Newspaper.

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Dayton won't budge on traffic cams

New state restrictions on red-light and speed-detection camera programs that went into effect this week prompted the city of Trotwood to suspend its photo-enforcement program. But the city of Dayton remains defiant and has no plans to change its program despite the threat of financial penalties, claiming a preliminary injunction granted to Toledo blocks the new law statewide. Read the full article at The Lima News.

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Red-light camera ban slated to affect Tomball, Magnolia city budgets

Red-light cameras are being shut down across Texas following Gov. Greg Abbott’s signing of House Bill 1631 on June 1–and cities across the state, such as Tomball and Magnolia, are also seeing hundreds of thousands of dollars in budget losses by the passage of HB 1631, city officials said. HB 1631 prohibits the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems, the bill reads. Read the full article at Comunity Impact Newspaper.

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This Capitol Hill traffic circle probably isn't really home to Seattle's first 'photo enforced' stop sign

At some point in Snowbruary, the stop sign in the E Crescent traffic circle was smashed down. In recent days, the stop sign has been restored — along with an official looking, black on yellow sign. “PHOTO ENFORCED,” it promises. Read the full article at CHS Capitol Hill Seattle.

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DC tops $324M in traffic tickets; Md. leaves most unpaid

Between Sept. 30, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018, more than 1 million tickets were issued in the District through speed and red light cameras. About 33,000 of them were dismissed after a challenge. Read the full article at WTOP.

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