In light of the decision made by the City of Los Angeles City Council to discontinue its red light camera program and the confusion this has caused, the Culver City Police Department is providing information on Culver City’s program.
The Culver City Red Light Photo Enforcement program became fully operational in February 2000. Currently, nine intersections are equipped, totaling 20 approaches with this technology.
The City of Culver City utilizes a different system than the system used by the City of Los Angeles. Each incident is carefully reviewed and scrutinized by a sworn Police Officer to ensure that a violation has occurred and that all requirements of the California Vehicle Code have been met.
Once a citation has been sent to the violator, the violator is responsible to pay the fine and/or respond to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, in Santa Monica regarding the alleged violation. Failure to do so can result in the Court forwarding the citation to a collections agency and/or a hold may be placed on the violator’s driver’s license through the Department of Motor Vehicles, unlike the process in Los Angeles.
It is the Police Department’s intent to reduce incidents of red light violations and maximize traffic flow by maintaining the community’s red light camera program and traffic safety operations in general. Drivers should be aware that there are consequences for ignoring a red light camera citation issued by the Culver City Police Department.
For further questions, contact the Culver City Police Department’s Photo Enforcement Unit, Sergeant Omar Corrales, at (310) 253-6260.