The Sacramento Metropolitan Red Light Photo Enforcement Detail has placed new digital red light photo enforcement camera systems at three intersections in Sacramento County. The intersections are:
47th Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Howe Avenue and Hurley Way
Fair Oaks Boulevard and Watt Avenue
The new camera systems are currently being tested and are scheduled to go “live” on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. For a period of thirty days, red light violators will be mailed a warning notice. On August 7th, 2009, red light violators will begin to receive actual citations by mail from these intersections. 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 $406 for red light running violations.
The enforcement detail anticipates the new digital camera system will be installed at six 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.