Senate Bill 0008
DIGEST OF SB8 (Updated January 24, 2002 3:13 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 recorded still photographic image of a motor vehicle or a vehicle being drawn by a motor vehicle proceeding through an intersection. Defines "traffic control signal" and "moving traffic violation". 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 or a vehicle being drawn by a 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. Provides that an ordinance concerning the use of an automated traffic control system may not impose a civil penalty exceeding $100, and that the ordinance may be enforced through a local ordinance violation bureau or through infraction and ordinance violation enforcement proceedings. Provides that an ordinance must require a local police officer to review the recorded image. Provides that an ordinance may not provide for the payment of compensation to a vendor on the basis of the number of recorded images, the number of citations issued, or revenue generated. Authorizes an ordinance to provide for the mailing of warning notices in lieu of imposing a civil penalty. Makes conforming changes.
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