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Yes - Each citation is reviewed before it isissued to ensure that the vehicle is in violation. Tickets are mailed to vehicle owners only in cases whereit's clear the vehicle ran the red light and where the photographed driver's gender matches that of thelicensed owner or a licensed driver in their household. In addition, a photo red light citation is a validtraffic ticket, per California Vehicle Code 21455.5.
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The Redflex red light camerasystems consist of a digital still camera and one digital video camera. These systems are able to capturemultiple digital still images of the violation including the license plate of the violator’s vehicle and facialimage of the driver. The system also captures a twelve (12) second digital video clip of the violation(six seconds preceding the violation and six seconds post violation).
All red light violators at these intersections willreceive citations in the mail. Upon receiving the citation, the violator will have the opportunity to pay thefine or contest the citation.
A red light violation occurs when a motorist deliberately enters anintersection after the signal light has turned red. Motorists who are already in an intersection when thesignal changes to red - while waiting to turn, for example, - will not be ticketed.
Enforcing traffic laws in dense urban areas bytraditional means poses special difficulties and dangers for police, who in most cases, must follow aviolating vehicle through a red light to stop it. This can endanger other motorists and pedestrians,and police officers simply can't be everywhere at once. Unfortunately, Ventura does not have the resources to allowpolice to patrol intersections as often as would be needed to ticket all red light runners, but red lightcamera systems work 24/7 and free police officers to focus on other enforcement needs.
No - Thecameras photograph only those vehicles that enter an intersection after the light has turned red. Driverswho enter on yellow and find themselves in an intersection when the light changes to red aren'tphotographed. This technology is intended to catch vehicles driven by motorists who intentionally enteran intersection well after the signal has turned red.
No - Driving on public roads is a regulatedactivity, not a right. By obtaining a license, motorists agree to abide by certain rules - to obey trafficsignals, for example. When citations are issued, the only recognizable person in the photos is the driver -all passenger faces have been carefully blocked out.