Katella Ave. and Bloomfield St.

by jeremy on June 13, 2013

VVLA-01 sbThe Los Alamitos Police Department contracts with the private company Redflex Traffic Systems to operate a red light camera system at the intersection of Katella Ave. and Bloomfield St. The camera at this intersection monitors westbound traffic on Katella Ave. The speed limit at this intersection is 35 mph, which means the CA Vehicle Code and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices requires that each yellow light must be at least a minimum of 3.6 seconds in duration for through traffic.

The camera captures approximately 130 incidents per month, from which an average of about 100 tickets are issued. Overall, the city of Los Alamitos issues about 3,300 red light camera tickets per year.

This intersection has been operational since a contract was signed with Redflex in July of 2005. A five year extension of the contract was signed in September of 2010, meaning the cameras at this intersection are likely to remain in place until at least 2015. The city pays $4,500 per approach, per month for the cameras, which equates to $162,000/year.

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