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Police launch red light enforcement campaign

Santa Clara County law enforcement officials are conducting a red light traffic enforcement campaign through May 17 in an effort to reduce collision-related deaths and injuries.

The campaign, which began Monday, is a joint effort among police in San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos and Los Gatos, as well as the California Highway Patrol and the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.

According to the CHP, between 2003 and 2006, red-light running accounted for 4,485 traffic collisions in Santa Clara County. Those collisions resulted in 4,231 injuries and 13 deaths.

In addition to the danger of injury or death, the average cost of a traffic ticket for running a red light is more than $340, according to the county Public Health Department's Traffic Safe Communities Network, which is coordinating the campaign.

Comments

Posted by The Dad, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm

El Camino and Shoreline. El Camino and Grant. Eeeasy pickin's.


Posted by Marti, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm

El Camino and Grant is a place waiting for a serious crash... Those coming off Hiway 237 continue to hit the gas when the light turns yellow. Its only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt or killed.


Posted by aj, a resident of Whisman Station
on Apr 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm

It has already happened once at grant and el camino if i recall, about 2 years back.


Posted by neighbor, a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2009 at 11:02 pm

it was the woman who got hit by the truck carrying a heavy load of sand, something like that. weekday morning about 9am. I think she went through the red light, not sure.

red-light runners who are talking on their cell phone...those shouldn't be too hard to find.


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