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Red-light camera victim among ‘There Oughta Be A Law’ winners

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Daily News

Someone in Southern California keeps getting busted by red-light cameras — but Vera Gil of San Jose keeps getting the bill.

Gil, an administrator for the city of Cupertino, said she has received three red-light tickets in the past two years for violations she didn’t commit. It seems the cameras consistently misread a “D” on the Southern California driver’s license plate for an “O” on Gil’s.

After a frustrating experience trying to fight the tickets, Gil entered state Sen. Joe Simitian’s “There Oughta Be A Law” contest. Her proposal for new protections for drivers improperly cited by red-light cameras was one of three winners this year, Simitian announced Monday.

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