New Elk Grove Red Light Camera Begins Operations

Thirty Day Grace Period Begins for Motorists In an effort to reduce collisions and make streets safer, the City of Elk Grove has added an...

Thirty Day Grace Period Begins for Motorists

In an effort to reduce collisions and make streets safer, the City of Elk Grove has added another intersection to the red light camera enforcement program. Effective May 14, 2010 at 12:01 a.m., cameras will “go live” and begin monitoring the intersection of Elk Grove Blvd. and Bruceville Rd.

During the first 30-days of operation, there will be a grace period in which the Elk Grove Police Department will issue Warning Notices to violators. The warning phase will terminate on June 12, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. The Notices will explain that beginning June 13, 2010 at 12:01 a.m. actual citations will be sent to violators who will then be responsible for paying the $436.00 fine listed on the citation.

“Photo enforcement has a greater deterrent effect if drivers are aware it’s out there,” said Lieutenant Wayne Kitade, Program Manager. “It is important to us that drivers know we’re using photo enforcement and that they have time to learn about this new safety program.”

Elk Grove’s red light camera enforcement program is administered by Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., an Arizona-based provider of traffic safety photo enforcement.

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An Orange County Register article (headline: "Special License Plates Shield Officials from Traffic Tickets") pointed out that "in California there are nearly one million PRIVATE vehicles having 'confidential' license plate numbers that are protected from easy or efficient look up, thus are effectively invisible to agencies attempting to process parking, toll, and red light camera violations." In a later article the Register revisited the subject and reported that the legislature was extending the "confidential" treatment to even more people! The list includes politicians - even local ones - judges, bureaucrats, and many other govt. employees. And their families! Plus such oddities as veterinarians and museum guards.

There is a bill in the legislature to make sure our bureaucrats, elected officials, etc., will receive their tickets. It is AB 2097, by Assemblyman Jeff Miller. You can imagine how welcome this bill is in Sacramento, where everyone is an elected official or bureaucrat. Right now the bill is stuck in a committee, and will die if it fails to get approval by May 27. I encourage everyone reading this to contact their auto club, and their legislators, and insist that they support AB 2097. Otherwise, the bureaucrats will keep laughing at us as we pay our $500 tickets.

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