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One Month of Red Light Cameras in Beverly Hills Yielded More than 1,500 Tickets

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Nine intersection approaches and 1,586 citations. That's one month -- last May -- in Beverly Hills, finds the Beverly Hills Courier (.pdf). The city isn't planning to add any more cameras to their stock, but they do plan to continue keeping drivers on guard by moving them around.

“We find what happens is that when a camera goes up for the first time there are a lot of tickets being issued at that camera," Lt. Mark Rosen told the paper. “What happens is, the public starts to recognize there are cameras at a particular intersection and they start modifying their driving behavior and that’s what we’re looking for when they start paying attention to the lights."

Rosen goes on to explain that when the number of tickets issued at an intersection goes down, the goal has been accomplished. The camera is removed and incidents do not increase.

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In Los Angeles city limits, cameras tend to stay put.