Officials in The Golden Gate City believe they’ve found a sure-fire,
low-cost way to slow down the city’s speeders, and they aren’t
going to let a little thing like the California Vehicle Code get in their way.
we previously speculated, someone is trying to change the law regarding speeding cameras in The
Golden State. San Francisco’s Vision Zero plan calls for an end
to all traffic death and serious injuries by 2024, and the clock is ticking.
Advocates point to a successful track record. Since installing speeding
cameras, Scottsdale, Ariz. saw a 10 percent reduction in vehicle speeds,
and Portland, Ore. experienced a 30 percent decline.
The city plans to ask the state for permission to
test the devices on residential streets near schools and senior centers.
Will It Work?
Photo enforcement is
not a terrible idea. Cameras do raise money for the city. People like low taxes and they like
the garbage picked up once a week. These things are incompatible, because
that extra money has to come from somewhere. Furthermore, at least theoretically,
automated cameras free up law enforcement officers for duty elsewhere.
But the big problem is that photo enforcement completely removes the human
element, from both the street and the courthouse. There are many times
that a warning is more effective than a citation, but the system is designed
to make money and not change driving habits. And, although a traffic ticket
in Inyo County is not technically a criminal matter, there should still
be a live witness in court who actually saw the driver break the law.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
Call today at 661-349-9300 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-349-9755.