Cities like Pasadena, Culver City, Inglewood as well as LA stand to benefit if the Governors proposal to include photo radar based speeding tickets at intersections makes it into law. The state would get 85% of the proposed fines to help balance the budget the rest goes to the cities. Folks, this isn’t about an attempt to improve traffic safety but rather an effort to generate income by setting up speed based radar that is currently illegal as a matter of prior legislation in CA. Join me in bunching up our collective panties and contact your local State Representative and Senators and tell them now that using photo based radar and associated fines is not a way to balance the budget. Complete article at Newspaper.com. and at HighwayRobbery.net.
The fines in the proposed budget are steep too. $225 for up to 15 mph over the limit, $325 if you are more than 15 over the limit. I’m not advocating speeding but I do have a problem with posted limit vs prevailing traffic speed.
Now that I have your attention, go back to work after you make your calls and draft your letters.