The bill requires that red-light cameras be used for public safety, not to generate revenue from traffic fines. It also would force governments to clearly explain how to dispute a ticket and post a warning sign within 200 feet of an intersection with the cameras.
The Assembly approved it Tuesday on a 50-3 vote.
Sen. Joe Simitian introduced SB29 after a complaint from one of his constituents. The woman told the Palo Alto Democrat that she was repeatedly notified that she had been caught on red-light cameras in Southern California, but that the photos showed a different car and driver.
The bill returns to the Senate, which approved an earlier version.
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