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Traffic scofflaws, beware: Speed cameras will go up next year in Los Angeles, Glendale, Long Beach

Speeders better slow down on city streets. Automated speed cameras will capture violations later this year throughout Los Angeles, Glendale and Long Beach in a bid to curb the alarming rise of fatal car crashes, in which velocity is often a factor.

A new law principally written by Assemblywoman Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom this year allows the three Southern California cities, along with Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco, to run the five-year camera pilot program around schools, high injury networks — streets with the highest rates of injury and death — and areas known as street-racing corridors.