Automated Photo Red Light Enforcement Program

August 17, 2007

Announcing the activation of the photo red light traffic enforcement camera within Operations-Valley Bureau (OVB).  This is the eighth activation within OVB (25th in the City) with a new PRL monitoring system, which records vehicle license plates that run red lights.  In the near future, 7 additional locations will be outfitted with comparable machinery, totaling 32 intersections Citywide.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 12:00 p.m.

Intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Arleta Avenue

Sergeant Matthew MacWillie, Traffic Coordination Section (TCS)

To increase intersection safety and reduce the number of serious and fatal traffic collisions caused by motorists who fail to stop for red lights.  This will be accomplished by changing driver behavior through public education and through high profile enforcement.

Councilmember Tony Cardenas stated “today we are making another investment in the safety of your families and the safety of your children.  These red-light cameras are sending the message to reckless drivers that we are serious about penalizing you for putting us at risk when you speed through red lights.”

For further information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586 or Sergeant Matthew MacWillie, Automated Photo Red Light Enforcement Program Coordinator, TCS, at 213-847-1705.