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AB-1008 Vehicles: automated traffic enforcement systems.(2011-2012)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 21455.8 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

21455.8.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code or any other law, beginning January 1, 2012, a local governmental agency shall not install an automated traffic enforcement system pursuant to Section 21455.5.
(b) A local governmental agency that is operating an automated traffic enforcement system on or before January 1, 2012, may continue to operate the automated traffic enforcement system after that date only if the local governmental agency begins conducting, on or before February 28, 2012, a traffic safety study at each intersection where an automated traffic enforcement system is in use to determine whether the use of the system resulted in a reduction in the number of traffic accidents at that intersection. The traffic safety study shall be conducted according to standards consistent with the analysis of data approved by the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for automated traffic enforcement systems.
(c) If the traffic safety study shows that the use of an automated traffic enforcement system did not reduce the number of traffic accidents that occurred at an intersection, the local governmental agency shall terminate the use of the system at that intersection no later than January 1, 2015.