Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Los Angeles Police Department admits there are no legal consequences for drivers who ignore red light camera tickets.. Cops say they hope good citizens will just pay the $466

Red Light Cams No Revenue Generators
KFI News  Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The LAPD has admitted there are absolutely no legal consequences for drivers who ignore red light camera tickets in the city. 

That might be why the city has not been able to collect fines from some 56,000 drivers who've apparently just tossed out the tickets.
 

LAPD Assistant Chief Michael Moore explains it's because LA County courts have decided automated fines and license suspensions are too harsh. 
 

"There's no warrant. There's no collection that goes into a credit report," Moore says. "There's absolutely no consequences."
 

The Los Angeles police commission has begun the process of renewing the city's contracts for cameras. 
They cost taxpayers because of those unpaid tickets.
 Advocates in the police department and on the city council say they make driving safer.