POLICE OPPOSE RED LIGHT CAMERAS.Byline: - Cecilia Chan
THOUSAND OAKS Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. - Citing few violations and high costs, Police Chief Keith Parks Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park, GCB, KBE, MC and Bar, DFC, RAF (15 June 1892 - 6 February 1975) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War. has recommended the city of Thousand Oaks forgo installing cameras on traffic signals to catch drivers who run red lights.
The City Council on Tuesday could either follow the recommendation or move forward with the photo red-light traffic enforcement system. A weeklong week·long
Continuing through the week: a weeklong conference.
Adj. 1. weeklong - lasting through a week; "her weeklong vacation"
seven-day study in April at 11 heavily traveled intersections showed it would not be economically feasible.
``Certainly the merits of the technology warrants us to having to take a look at it,'' Councilman Dan Del Campo said. ``And given some of the court rulings and the appeals on some of those cases and also some questions of the technology's reliability, it probably warrants us to shelve shelve
v. shelved, shelv·ing, shelves
1. To place or arrange on a shelf.
2. this for the time being and wait for sometime in the future for other people to work out the bugs.''
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3. Parks, who was not available for comment, the study showed 22,805 cars traveled through the 11 intersections during 88 hours of recorded data and showed 207 red light violations. Only six of the intersections had the potential number of violations necessary to consider the system.
Although violations at some of the intersections were significant, they were not as extensive when compared with those in other cities countywide coun·ty·wide
adv. & adj.
Throughout a whole county: found at locations countywide; a countywide search.
Adj. 1. , Park said in his report.
An analysis also showed 7.7 percent of the city's traffic crashes last year occurred at intersections.
``From a safety standpoint, the number of red-light violation accidents does not seem to rise to a level to necessitate ne·ces·si·tate
tr.v. ne·ces·si·tat·ed, ne·ces·si·tat·ing, ne·ces·si·tates
1. To make necessary or unavoidable.
2. To require or compel. adoption of an automated au·to·mate
v. au·to·mat·ed, au·to·mat·ing, au·to·mates
1. To convert to automatic operation: automate a factory.
2. photo red-light system,'' Parks wrote.
Parks said the hardware cost for the system could exceed $100,000 with as much as $5,000 monthly cost for camera rental, film pickup and administrative oversight for each intersection.
Parks also noted that because most of the violations occurred at specific and limited times during the day, a 24-hour system was not effective.
``In my position right now, I don't feel we have either locally or statewide enough information to make a final decision,'' said Councilman Dennis Gillette, who retired from law enforcement.
``Some of the issues raised some controversial issues related to red light enforcement. I'm not satisfied that we have all the information yet or (that) the technology is where it needs to be. ...''