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Reining in red light camera abuses

Monday, September 17, 2012

San Francisco Chronicle

In the latest shot against what many say are the abuses of red light traffic cameras, a state senator’s bill to clamp down on how the devices are used has landed on the governor’s desk for approval.

The bill by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, would prohibit cities or counties from using the cameras purely to raise cash, make it easier to get wrongfully issued tickets dismissed and forbid the creation of so-called “snitch” tickets that threaten drivers with penalties based on sketchy information.

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