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Red Light Camera Enforcement Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2008
Media Contact:  
Captain Eric Wollman
(650) 991-8188
Red Light Camera Enforcement Program
Starts With Grace Period
Thirty Day Grace Period Begins for Daly City Motorists

Daly City – In an effort to reduce collisions and make City streets safer, Daly City will begin its new red light camera enforcement program on March 10th,2008 at 11:59 p.m. Cameras and sensors will monitor the city’s highest-risk intersection approaches – starting with the intersection of San Pedro Road at Junipero Serra Blvd.

The program is seen as an important step to improve traffic safety. Red light running is one of the major causes of crashes, death, and injuries at signalized intersections. Most recent crash statistics show that nearly 1,000 Americans were killed and 176,000 were injured in 2003 due to red light running related crashes.

The City of Daly City is giving drivers a 30-day grace period before actual citations are issued. Drivers who are in violation will receive a courtesy notice informing them that they violated section 21453a C.V.C. Red Light. It will also explain that beginning April 10th, 2008, actual citations will be sent to violators, who will then be responsible for paying the fine listed on the citation.

Chief Gary S. McLane said, “We expect the Red Light Camera Enforcement Program to have a major positive impact on traffic safety in our city. We will be strict but fair in the way we administer the program, insuring that violations are properly validated per legally accepted guidelines. This will be a great tool to further our already significant traffic safety efforts."

Daly City’s red light camera enforcement program will be administered by Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., an Arizona-based provider of traffic safety photo enforcement. Redflex is contracted to provide similar successful programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio and Oregon.

For more information about the red light camera enforcement system, please call Captain Eric Wollman at (650) 991-8188.