The Los Angeles Times
January 10, 2010
[efoods]Speeding may be dangerous for drivers, but it could soon be a boon for California’s fiscal health.
Tucked deep into the budget that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled Friday is a plan to give cities and counties the green light to install speed sensors on red-light cameras to catch — and ticket — speeding cars.
Those whizzing by the radar-equipped detectors at up to 15 mph over the limit would have to pay $225 per violation. Those going faster would be fined $325.
Small-government advocates want to put the brakes on the plan.