The City of Los Angeles uses
automated enforcement cameras to take photographs of motorists
running red lights. The cameras are part of the City’s
Traffic Safety Camera Program, which began in 2000.
is administered by the Police Department and is supported
by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. The program’s
traffic safety cameras were installed at 32 signalized intersections
which monitors 64 approaches.
Now, the cameras are located at sites across
the City. They generate more than 30 images per second of
offenders and the vehicles they are driving.
safety cameras are installed where there are relatively
high numbers of traffic violations and traffic accidents
related to red lights. Studies show camera presence results
in less right-angle accidents and more motorists obeying
traffic laws. The cameras provide a level of traffic enforcement
seven days a week and 24 hours a day.