California Senate Bill 735 – Vehicles: Speed Safety Cameras


Bill No.:
SB 735
Bill Location:
CaliforniaAssembly / House
Bill Title:

Vehicles: Speed Safety Cameras

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NMA Recommendation:
Oppose

Senate Bill 735 is pending in the Senate Transportation Committee. If enacted, the measure would create a speed camera pilot program in school zones, which would inevitably lead to widespread speed camera use throughout the state.

The NMA is opposed to automated traffic enforcement, including speed cameras, for a number of reasons including:

  • Photo radar can generate false readings
  • This type of automated enforcement emphasizes ticket volume
  • There is no certifiable witness to the alleged violation
  • The driver of the vehicle is not positively identified by the camera which means, by default, the owner of the vehicle receives the ticket whether or not he/she was the driver at the time of the alleged violation
  • Speed cameras have not been shown to improve traffic safety

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