LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Speed cameras could soon be installed in several Southern California cities including Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale.
Under AB 645, speed cameras would be installed in school zones and in areas with a history of speed racing. State and city leaders spoke about proposed bill during a press conference on Tuesday.
Kudos to Assemblywoman Laura Friedman for authoring and promoting Assembly Bill 645, which would fund a pilot program to install speed cameras in selected cities, including Glendale (“Speed camera bill is one step closer to becoming law,” June 15).
Speeding and reckless driving are serious problems in Glendale. Glendale is consistently ranked in the bottom 20 of the “Allstate America’s Best Drivers,” just two spots ahead of Los Angeles.
Drivers in three Bay Area cities may soon receive automated tickets from speed cameras, if a bill co-sponsored by Mayor London Breed is approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The bill, AB645, written by Assembly Member Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, would launch a five-year pilot program for the automated speed enforcement systems in six California cities, including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. The other cities are Los Angeles, Glendale and Long Beach.
A proposed five-year pilot program that calls for using traffic cameras to issue automatic tickets to speeding drivers traveling more than 10 miles per hour over the limit in California is close to approval in the state’s Legislature.
Assembly Bill 645 passed a second Senate hearing in the Judiciary Committee July 11 after clearing the Senate’s Transportation Committee June 27. The State Assembly approved the bill on May 31.
LOS ANGELES — Four years in the making, AB 645 would allow Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Long Beach and Glendale to install speed cameras in school zones, high-injury networks and areas that are popular for street racing.
Fines would be issued for those exceeding the speed limit.
The bill would set up a pilot program in 6 California cities that would ticket speeding drivers through the use of cameras instead of officers.
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's been more than ten years since Jenny Yu's worst nightmare became a reality when her mother was struck by a speeding car while turning left into Park Presidio. Now, she's turned her tragedy into advocacy.
With organizations like Walk San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets, Jenny is taking part in the fight for legislation that would legalize speed safety cameras in California.
Glendale is one of six California cities that could be designated to be a pilot location for a speed camera program intended to reduce traffic deaths if a bill currently making its way through the state legislature were signed into law.
LOS ANGELES - The State Assembly on Tuesday will decide the fate of a bill that would set up a pilot program in six California cities, including Los Angeles and Long Beach, that would ticket speeding drivers through the use of speed cameras instead of police officers.
AB-645 would authorize all the pilot cities - LA, Long Beach, Glendale, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose - to set up speed cameras to issue automatic tickets for drivers going at least 11 mph over the speed limit.