Tomorow, Senate Bill 1325 is coming to a vote before a State Senate
committee. That's Tuesday April 29, at 1:30 p.m., in Sacramento. If it
passes, it will allow SPEED camera tickets - also known as photo radar
tickets - to be issued automatically and mailed to you.
To stop SB 1325, call the Senators who are on the Senate Transportation
Committee. Now! For info about the Committee, go to:
http://www.highwayrobbery.net/redlightcamsjoin.htm#Action5 Also, phone
the state legislators (assembly and senate) representing the districts
in which you live, work, vacation, or shop. Their numbers are in your
phone book's government pages.
Once you're done phoning the legislators, call your auto club and ask
them to oppose SB 1325 (and any other speed cam bill that come along).
If the auto clubs strongly oppose these bills, they won't pass. Phone
numbers for the clubs' main offices are available at the link, above.
Speak NOW or forever hold your peace. Now (Today, and Tuesday until
about noon) is the time to let your elected representatives know what
This is the SB 1325 below.
Slowing down in a school zone for kids, I can live with this.
Beverly Hills is the pilot city, guess they can afford it.
Want to hall ass? Autocross!
Just my two cents...
SB 1325 (Kuehl)
Automated Speed Enforcement
SB 1325 (Kuehl) will increase public safety and reduce the number of
accidents and fatalities due to
speeding, by providing clear authorization for the City of Beverly Hills,
with the oversight of its local law
enforcement agency, to develop and finance a pilot program for an automated
speed enforcement system to
reduce speeding in residential neighborhoods and school zones.
The use of an automated speed enforcement system is an important public
safety tool and this legislation
will allow Beverly Hills to implement a pilot program to reduce vehicle
speed in residential areas. Using a
clearly marked law enforcement vehicle, trained peace officers, equipped
with an automated speed
enforcement system, would monitor the speed of drivers and photograph both
the driver and license plate of
the vehicle exceeding the speed limit. Just as in current law regarding
"photo red light enforcement," the
owner of the vehicle and/or the alleged violator is provided with an
opportunity for appeal. SB 1325 only
provides authorization; not funding for this project. This legislation will
sunset on January 1, 2014 and the
City of Beverly Hills will present a report detailing the successes and
failures of the program by January 1,
Based on the guidelines recommended by the International Association of
Chiefs of Police, SB 1325
ensures that automated speed enforcement may only be utilized to deter
speeding under the strictest of
circumstances and safeguards are included to prevent any potential abuse and
to protect drivers. SB 1325
also clarifies that automated speed enforcement maybe used only if the
following conditions are met:
. Enforcement is limited to residential and school areas with speed limits
of 25 MPH or lower;
. Properly trained peace officers must be present at all times to operate
the mobile unit;
. The City creates uniform guidelines for the selection of locations where
the system will be utilized,
for screening and issuing citations, and for processing and storing
. The guidelines utilized by the City to determine the selection of
locations includes a requirement to
prove both demonstrated community involvement and support and a demonstrated
need for traffic
calming devices in the proposed area;
. The mobile unit is marked and the City includes posted signage indicating
that a photo radar is in
. The registered owner of the car, or the individual identified as the
driver at the time of the citation,
is provided with the opportunity to view the photographic evidence
establishing the violation; and
. The automated speed enforcement system is operated with the oversight of
the local law
Automated speed enforcement systems are currently used in a number of
states, including Colorado,
Oregon, Utah, and Washington, D.C. A study performed by the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety
concluded that, within the first six months of photo radar enforcement in
the District of Columbia, "the
proportion of vehicles exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 mph
declined 82 percent."
SB 1325 allows California to determine, through a pilot program, whether an
automated speed enforcement
will effectively improve public safety. It protects a driver's right to due
process and ensures the
confidentiality of sensitive information. SB 1325 will help make
neighborhoods safer for their residents
and school zones safer for children and adults.
For more information about SB 1325, please contact:
Jonathan Tran, Office of Senator Kuehl, (916) 651-4486.
Auto club NEVER opposes these bills. Back when the Cali government was
proposing stricter smog checks, AAA was there pushing it like nothing else.
This is because they act as a 'DMV' in California, so they always do what
the government wants, no matter how regressive it is for drivers. I know...
it is hard to believe. The auto club is NOT the friend of the driver. My
wife has their card, but I would never buy their insurance. Like most
insurance companies, their job is to screw the driver. This is the true
mission of AAA.
I wonder if the AAA were around in Nazi germany, would they be turning in
Jews to the government. They would if they acted like they do today.
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