LA officials: Disregard red-light camera tickets

Tickets 'part of a voluntary payment program'

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say Los Angeles motorists can disregard red-light camera tickets.

The last red-light camera citation would be issued Sunday if the City Council votes to end the program.

Police Commission executive director Richard Tefank told the city's Budget and Finance Committee on Monday that the tickets are part of a voluntary payment program and there are no consequences for drivers who fail to pay fines.

The committee has urged the City Council to endorse an earlier Police Commission recommendation to end the red-light camera program. The council was deadlocked over the fate of the program last month.

The Los Angeles Times says the committee also recommends that city agencies work with camera system contractor American Traffic Solutions to remove equipment from 32 intersections.


Information from: Los Angeles Times,

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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