Many California residents who receive basic traffic tickets might think there is no option for them other than to pay the fine and move on. When a ticket has been issued at an intersection controlled by a camera, a driver may feel even less that there is a chance to defend against it. A situation recently discovered in the Bay Area, however, provides a great example to drivers of how they may have options they might otherwise be unaware of.
When red light and speeding ticket cameras were first available, it must have seemed like a quick and easy solution to a serious public safety issue. Instead of having to improve roadway engineering or hire additional traffic patrol officers, all cities would have to do was install cameras. Even better, the cameras could be installed and monitored by vendors, who could even issue the tickets.