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Red Light Roulette

Just when we were beginning to think that all of those looming cameras at stoplight intersections were decoys, it turns out that they may start taking our pictures again. That little twinge of pleasure and guilt that we all get from running red lights will soon have to end because the City has approved a contract with a new vendor to reactivate some cameras.

The city's contract with Affiliated Computer Services lapsed last year and red-light cameras at 16 intersections were deactivated. The contract was not renewed because officials learned that 20 percent of photographed red-light violations were dismissed "due to lack of clear evidence to prove the violation," according to police. The City Council has approved a $3.12 million contract with Nestor to install camera systems at as many as 32 intersections.

The intersections include: • La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Road
• Soto Street and Olympic Boulevard
• Imperial Highway and Figueroa Street
• Florence Avenue at Figueroa Street
• Victory and Laurel Canyon boulevards
• DeSoto Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard
• Van Nuys Boulevard and Nordhoff Street
• Wilshire and Westwood boulevards
• Sepulveda and National boulevards
• and Sepulveda Boulevard and Manchester Avenue.

Start planning your new routes now.
· Red-Light Cameras to be Installed Throughout L.A. [CBS 2]