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News Release

Friday, June 15, 2007

Media Relations

Automated Photo Red Light Enforcement Program

What:
Announcing the activation of the photo red light traffic enforcement camera

When:
Monday, June 18, 2007 10:00 a.m.

Where:
Intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Highland Avenue, southeast corner of the intersection.

Who:
Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Council District No. 4
Councilmember Herb Wesson, Council District No. 10
Mr. John Fisher, Assistant General Manager, LADOT
Lieutenant Charles Carlton, Emergency Operations Division

Additional:
The Los Angeles Police Department has new automated enforcement cameras at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Highland Avenue. The news conference will highlight the system's capabilities and advise the motoring public of its existence within Operations-West Bureau (OWB). This is the 5th activation within OWB (19th in the City) with a new PRL monitoring system, which records vehicle license plates that run red lights. In the near future, 13 additional locations will be outfitted with comparable machinery, totaling 32 intersections Citywide.

DVDs from the equipment manufacturer will be distributed to the media at the conclusion of the news conference. The DVD details the features of the new system.

For further information, please contact Sergeant Matthew McWillie, Traffic Coordination Section, 213-847-1630.