Just within the last month, Santa Ana closed their red-light program with Redflex Traffic Systems effective as of June 19th. Apparently, the red-light cameras were not as successful as most thought they would turn out to be. One city in Orange County is also closing their red-light camera contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, and another city is considering removing the system as well. Los Alamitos and Garden Grove are the only cities that are still using the red-light camera system in the Orange County area. Garden Grove City officials stated that they will decide within the next month to see if their cameras are efficient in decreasing motor-related accidents.s
“It’s the appropriate time to investigate how it works for our city,” Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen said. “My priority is public safety, but we have to make sure this (type of) enforcement works for us.”
Santa Ana’s City Manager David Cavazos stated in a report that revenue from the red-light system has had a “minimal impact”. City Manager David Cavazos when on to add that less than half of the actual red-light activations went to court.
Huntington Beach and Laguna Woods had the red-light cameras removed after receiving numerous complaints about the system, including how it encourages cars to stop abruptly, resulting in accidents. Los Alamitos Operations Commander Capt. Bruce McAlpine stated that their city has been using the red-light cameras since 2005 and feel that it is very beneficial to keeping its residents safe.
We will have to wait and see what the future holds for the remaining red-light camera systems in Orange County. For those who have been involved in a motor-vehicle accident, our dedicated attorneys at Guldjian are experienced in protecting citizens of California and can ensure that your rights are protected. If you have been injured in an accident do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Guldjian Firm today.