Red light cameras activated in San Carlos
SAN CARLOS, CA -- Drivers passing through one of the busiest intersections in San Carlos will have until Nov. 26 to become accustomed to recently installed red-light cameras before citations are issued.
Cameras and sensors were turned on Monday at the intersection of westbound Brittan Avenue and Industrial Road, police said.
Warning notices will be issued for the first 30 days the cameras are in place, but after the trial period violators will be fined.
Signs will be posted to warn drivers of the cameras' presence, police said.
The San Carlos City Council adopted the use of red-light photo enforcement last year in an effort to cut down on collisions and improve safety, police said. The city selected Arizona-based Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc. to install and operate the cameras.
Redflex, which also provides photo enforcement in San Mateo and Menlo Park, reviews photos taken at the intersections before sending them to police. The Police Department then sends a citation to the driver.
Cited drivers can review video footage and photographs of the violations online.
- Manhunt underway after officer shot in SF
- Petaluma police say thieves targeting utility trucks
- 93-year-old Marin Co. man missing for over a week
- $1.2M bond set for mom who drove kids into ocean
- Tips for adjusting to daylight saving time
- International Women's Day walk kicks off in SF
- 'Sunday Streets' returns to San Francisco
- 750 immigration detainees on hunger strike in US
- Partner of dead LA officer in stable condition
- Plan to build median on GG Bridge moves forward
- Special ed cheerleading squad thrills Livermore HS
- Wheel of Fortune is in Northern California!
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Sunday
- roundup: Officer-involved shooting; Murder case