Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Digital Camera System To Be Activated

The Sacramento Metropolitan Red Light Photo Enforcement Detail has placed a new digital red light photo enforcement camera system at Arden Way and Watt Avenue.

The new camera system is currently being tested and is scheduled to go “live” on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. For a period of thirty days, red light violators will be mailed a warning notice. On August 21st, 2009, red light violators will begin to receive actual citations by mail from this intersection. When a citation is issued and received by the violator through the mail, they will be referred to a website where they can review the still and/or video images of their violation. The violator will be able to clearly see where their vehicle is in relationship to the intersection’s limit line, and the green, yellow and red lights. The fine is currently $421 for red light running violations.

The enforcement detail anticipates new digital camera systems will be installed at five additional intersections in the unincorporated area of Sacramento County by the end of July 2009.

Increased traffic safety is the number one priority of the county’s Red Light Photo Enforcement Program. There has been as much as a 76% reduction in red-light related crashes at the photo enforced intersections in the city and county since the implementation of the program. Furthermore, there has been a 28% reduction in red-light running related crashes at all signal-controlled intersections in the city and county of Sacramento.

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