This past week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 645 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), allowing six cities – Glendale, Oakland, San Jose, Long Beach, San Francisco, and Los Angeles – to install speed cameras that will automatically ticket drivers.
The speed cameras allow cities to record the license plates and issue speeding tickets. The cameras will target drivers going at least 11 miles per hour above the posted speed limit.
According to the Daily News, here is the proposed fine breakdown:
Fines start at $50 for speeding 11 miles above the posted speed limit, $100 for 16 to 25 mph above, and $500 for going 100 mph or greater.
“Each of the cities can begin installing safety speed cameras in January. After they’re installed, ticket revenue must be used to pay for the installation and upkeep of the systems. Any leftover revenue must be put toward physical traffic calming measures, Friedman said.”