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Speed cameras may soon be installed in 3 Southern California cities

A new program to slow drivers down and curb street racing using speed cameras could soon go into effect in three Southern California cities. The devices would photograph the license plates of drivers going 11 miles per hour or more over the speed limit in any given area.  

While speed cameras are currently illegal in the state, a proposed bill could change all that. If it becomes law, a pilot program using speed cameras would kick off in Los Angeles, Glendale and Long Beach in January.  

Proposed Bill Would Bring Speed Cameras to California

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.

Drive Safe Glendale Thanks Assemblywoman Friedman

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.

Speed Cameras Would Ticket Drivers in These California Cities Under Proposed Bill

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.

California Lawmakers Consider Pilot Program to Use Cameras for Traffic Enforcement

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.

California speed camera law could pass this year

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.

Community groups call for speed cameras in California

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.