SACRAMENTO, CA -A new law, most of which takes effect Jan. 1, 2013, will require state oversight and regulation of red-light camera installation and operation in California.

SB 1303, signed by Gov. Brown,

· Requires camera locations be based solely on safety considerations

· Prohibits the use of red-light cameras to raise revenue

· Requires cities and counties to follow state standards in the placement and operation of cameras

· Requires adequate signs to notify drivers when red-light cameras are in use

· Makes it easier for a wrongfully ticketed driver to get a ticket cleared

· Prohibits so-called "snitch tickets" (i.e., an innocent ticket recipient may not be required to identify another driver in order to clear an inaccurate ticket)

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