At least 13 California cities are keeping their Redflex red-light cameras.
The company recently announced that
Bakersfield and 12 other communities, mostly in southern California, renewed their
contracts for the upcoming year. The company cited a reduction in T-bone
collisions at red lights, due to the presence of these cameras. A spokesperson
also said that the cameras serve as "police force multipliers"
that monitor certain intersections while human officers are busy performing
Redflex claims that 200 clients operate 2,000 photo-enforcement systems
in the U.S. and Canada.
Speed-enforcement technology is becoming both more advanced and more affordable
for law enforcement. Specifically, cameras are getting smaller, cheaper
and more portable. A Colorado company has developed
a laser that's compatible with an iPhone. The device takes a picture of the vehicle, and automatically adds vital
statistics like the vehicle's speed, license plate number, distance
from the device and time of day. The officer can then forward a picture
to another officer further down the road, who then issues the citation.
Judges in Kern County like to see such scientific evidence, and if properly
introduced, it is very difficult to refute this evidence. That's why
it's so important to hire an attorney practicing in Kern County to
handle your traffic ticket. Now more than ever, a layperson has difficulty
beating a traffic case when the officer saw it differently.
A lawyer can often find a defense that you may have overlooked, or not
even known about. Even if there is no legal defense, an attorney can often
negotiate a different resolution that saves your insurance rates from going up.