Drivers can disregard red-light camera tickets in L.A.
(LA TIMES) Motorists who get tickets under the city’s controversial red-light camera program can shrug them off, Los Angeles officials agreed Monday.
That was one of the few points of consensus to emerge from a three-hour City Council committee hearing on the future of the much-debated photo enforcement system. The session ended with a recommendation to stop issuing citations at the end of the month and “phase out” the program.
Richard M. Tefank, executive director of the city’s Board of Police Commissioners, told the Budget and Finance Committee that the tickets are part of a “voluntary payment program” without sanctions for those who fail to submit fines.