Senate Bill 0004
DIGEST OF SB4 (Updated February 6, 2001 2:04 PM - DI 84)
Automated traffic law enforcement systems. Relocates the definition of "traffic control device" for purposes of the motor vehicle code. Defines "automated traffic law enforcement system" as a device that has one or more motor vehicle sensors working in conjunction with a traffic control signal with steady red indication or illuminated flashing red light and that produces a photographically recorded image of a motor vehicle proceeding through an intersection. Also defines "traffic control signal". Allows a local authority to adopt and enforce an ordinance under which the owner of a motor vehicle commits a violation when an automated traffic law enforcement system produces a recorded image of the motor vehicle proceeding through the intersection contrary to the requirement to stop at a red light. Establishes certain defenses that may be raised in a proceeding to enforce an ordinance concerning automated traffic law enforcement systems. Makes conforming changes. Provides that an ordinance may not impose a civil penalty exceeding $100. Authorizes an ordinance to provide for the mailing of warning notices in lieu of imposing a civil penalty.
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