Tag Archives: red light camera

Are innocent drivers caught in the crossfire of Capitola’s red light camera?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I just read your column this morning about the red light camera at 41st Avenue and Clares Street and have a comment. Someone official should observe that camera for a period of time. The other day … Continue reading

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Reader questions yellow light timing on 41st Ave.

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I would like your help in getting more information about a red light camera situation at 41st Avenue and Clares Street. I got a $489 ticket there recently and when I went for arraignment in traffic … Continue reading

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Stop for ‘National Stop on Red Week’

This week is National Stop on Red Week. It’s a week motorists are being reminded about the importance of safe driving practices, including coming to a full stop at red lights. To commemorate, the Chicago-based Traffic Safety Coalition, an organization … Continue reading

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An out of state visitor seeks help in taking care of traffic ticket

Dear Street Smarts, Q: My step-son was visiting from Atlanta several weeks ago and was observed by the traffic camera not stopping and going through the red light. He was driving my wife’s car. The notice violation and picture showed … Continue reading

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Traffic fine for red light runners not set by city of Capitola

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I rolled a traffic light on 41st Avenue, the light that doesn’t serve any cross traffic since it’s there just for shoppers to turn into the mall. I did not come to a full stop and … Continue reading

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How do you fight a red light camera ticket, have the fine reduced?, readers ask

Dear Street Smarts, Q: A while back you did an article about a woman who got a ticket from the photo police after stopping and then making a right turn. My husband is going through the same problem. I cannot … Continue reading

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Local jurisdictions soon won’t be able to create laws that rival CVC

Now that we’ve all gotten the hang of the new laws at went into effect last month, there’s one more you should know about that begins this summer. This one protects the state from local governments. Starting July 1, local … Continue reading

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Traffic light issue or red light runners?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’ve noticed that the timing of the green/red lights at this intersection has been off for the last few weeks. Every time I am at a stop on Water at Ocean streets, going north toward the … Continue reading

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