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L.A.'s Red Light Enforcement Cameras 'Not Necessarily' at Most Dangerous Intersections

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How effective is Los Angeles' Photo Red Light Program? That's the question City Controller Wendy Greuel will be talking about at a press conference later this morning. The enforcement cameras, which record drivers who will eventually receive a ticket in the mail running red lights, are supposed to improve public safety by reducing accidents at the city's highest risk intersections.

Greuel's office, however, said the city's 32 cameras have "not necessarily" been installed at those dangerous intersections, instead making sure there was at least one camera per city council district -- read: politics, mini fiefdoms -- instead of putting them at some state-controlled locations that require additional analysis before a camera can go live.