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Company Challenges Ban on Traffic Cameras

Safer Streets filed a petition challenging the voter-approved ban, according to a report.

Safer Streets for Murrieta, a red light camera company, is challenging a city ban on traffic cameras, according to The Press Enterprise.

Read the report here.

 

Desert Dweller November 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM
City council could end all this silliness, wonder if they are beholden to the citizens or to some Arizona Company.
Pist Off November 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM
This is just a fight to keep their money coming in. And for all of you who want safer intersections, put these on all intersections or have the lights stay red in all directions for a given time. Greed corupts.
Mr. Logical November 30, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Mr. 'pissed off' (sp), I agree, it is an obvious money grab. Though it made me laugh when I read it in the paper this morning. Let's see if the local government listens to the voice of the people as demonstrated in the vote. I voted against the camera's and will be glad to see them go. Although, I support the local police and am glad to see them pull over anyone running a red light.
censored messenger November 30, 2012 at 05:23 AM
We need cameras at the intersections but not for ticketing....
Jim November 30, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Everyone living in California, or visiting, needs to know about Snitch Tickets, which are fake/phishing red light camera tickets sent out by the police in an effort to fool the registered owner into identifying the actual driver of the car. (Over 30 CA cities use them, and in some they are more than half of everything the city mails out.) Snitch tickets have not been filed with the court, so they don’t say “Notice to Appear,” don’t have the court’s address and phone # on them, and usually say, on the back (in small letters), “Do not contact the court about this notice.” Since they have not been filed with the court, they have no legal weight whatsoever. You can, and should, ignore a Snitch Ticket. If in doubt, Google the term. Also, a REAL camera ticket from ANY city in Los Angeles County can be ignored, as the LA courts do not report ignored tickets to the DMV. (This was revealed in multiple LA Times articles last summer. It is applicable ONLY to cities in LA county.)
Pist Off November 30, 2012 at 05:24 PM
@CM, What do we need the cameras for? The city doesnt get the money, a third party does. So if not for ticketing, what? Safety? Then cameras should be at all intersections. I voted against it. There are only three in the city, so obviously it's not a safety call. So what I am hearing is that my vote, even though it was the winning vote, means nothing if the city turns this over. Thats my morning rant.
BOOKGIRL December 01, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I voted for the cameras to be banned. I pass two of them on my way to work every day. I am nervous in these intersections because drivers are so afraid of getting a ticket they slam on their brakes all the time. Plus most of the money doesn't even go to the city. There are only three cameras, and you can't tell me it's gonna be extremely expensive to take them down. I'd rather a cop gives me a ticket. At least then I know it was deserved. I'd rather have policemen then cameras, even if it costs a little more for the city.
LIZZY MCNEIL December 01, 2012 at 08:06 PM
I voted for the cameras to be banned. I pass two of them on my way to work every day. I am nervous in these intersections because drivers are so afraid of getting a ticket they slam on their brakes all the time. Plus most of the money doesn't even go to the city. There are only three cameras, and you can't tell me it's gonna be extremely expensive to take them down. I'd rather a cop gives me a ticket. At least then I know it was deserved. I'd rather have policemen then cameras, even if it costs a little more for the city.

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