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already done so, please read the Corona section on the Camera Towns page
of Corona Documents (Program Closed)
It may be possible to ignore some of
Corona's "tickets." If your "ticket" does
not have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is what I call
a "Fake Ticket" or "Snitch Ticket." For more details, see the
Fake Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.
Total Violations Recorded,
Notices Printed  
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official documents obtained under the California Public Records Act.
Official RedFlex reports, Mar. - Jul. 2009, individual months 
City's table, two months-at-a-time, prepared for 7-27-11 city council study session 
Official RedFlex reports, Nov. & Dec. 2010, Jul. - Nov. 2011
Official RedFlex reports, Dec. 2011 - July 2012
Official RedFlex reports, July - Sept. 2012
Official RedFlex reports, Sept. - Nov. 2012
[ ] indicates a footnote.
 Single-month totals are as provided by the City. Totals for two months-at-a-time, and the totals for 26 months, were calculated by highwayrobbery.net. See also , below.
 YTD = Year-to-date total.
 Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
 Except where noted otherwise, the figures given in the table are for the single calendar month indicated. Any figures in red type (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, the upper figure when there are two or more figures in a cell) are what RedFlex calls Total Violations, or all incidents recorded by the cameras. The figures in black type are what RedFlex calls Notices Printed, and represent the sum of genuine citations issued (those filed with the court) plus any Nominations mailed (not filed with the court, a.k.a. Snitch Tickets). Due to time limitations data may have been posted to the table only for selected months or locations. If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months or locations will be posted. Full official data has been received and is available at one of the links given above.
 April data was requested but not received. highwayrobbery.net estimated the figures shown above for April as follows: Starting with figures from an available official report covering March 30 to July 28, 3% of the July figures above was added to increase the span of the report by one day, and then the total of the May, June and July figures above was subtracted.
 The camera enforcement is believed to be on traffic on the first-named street, but the direction of enforcement (north, south, east, west, thru, left, right) is not yet available.
 For Nov. and Dec. 2010 the figures provided by the City in its Jul. 2011 table contained an error which affected that table's totals for those two months and the totals for 26 months. We later requested copies of the official Redflex reports which were the source for the City's table, and used those to correct the Nov. - Dec. 2010 figures and the 26-month totals.
 July 2009 figures are for a partial month.
City of Corona Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs
The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for all five cameras.
These graphs track violations recorded, not tickets issued.
Where there is a large number of long Late Time violations in a curb lane (as in the example below), it is believed to indicate heavy ticketing on right turns.
(The curb lane will be the lane with the highest lane number.)
This example is from another city.
Cajalco & Grand Oaks April 2009
Cajalco & Grand Oaks May 2009
Cajalco & Grand Oaks June 2009
Cajalco & Grand Oaks July 2009
Magnolia & Rimpau April 2009
Magnolia & Rimpau May 2009
Magnolia & Rimpau June 2009
Magnolia & Rimpau July 2009
McKinley & Griffin April 2009
McKinley & Griffin May 2009
McKinley & Griffin June 2009
McKinley & Griffin July 2009
Ontario & California April 2009
Ontario & California May 2009
Ontario & California June 2009
Ontario & California July 2009
Rimpau & Magnolia April 2009
Rimpau & Magnolia May 2009
Rimpau & Magnolia June 2009
Rimpau & Magnolia July 2009
All intersections, June 2012
Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.
City of Corona Docs Set # 3
The City's Coercive Website
Until Oct. 2012 the City's website said that you "must" identify the person who was driving your car.
Corona website as of Sept. 23, 2009. Emphasis added.
Remember: You don't have to!
In July 2012 LibertyFight.com wrote an article about Corona's deception, and that article was picked up by WhatReallyHappened.com. In October 2012 LibertyFight.com reported that the City had removed the misleading sentence.
City of Corona Docs Set # 4
Proposed "Administrative" Citations
In 2009 the city council studied whether the City could process red light camera tickets "administratively" (at the City) instead of through the state courts. (If you decided to fight your "administrative citation," the "judge" would be a City employee!) In a Oct. 28-29, 2009 article about the council's Oct. 28 study session, the Press Enterprise wrote:
"Legally, the state vehicle code allows the City to consider red-light camera citations a violation of its municipal code, according to information presented at the meeting. But that interpretation of state law could be challenged."
Here is a challenge: What Corona proposes violates State law. A City cannot declare something unlawful when the State Legislature has already declared it unlawful and has provided not only enforcement procedures but also the penalties for such violations. The State law is CVC 21:
"Except as otherwise expressly provided, the provisions of this code are applicable and uniform throughout the State and in all counties and municipalities therein, and no local authority shall enact or enforce any ordinance on the matters covered by this code unless expressly authorized herein."
What they propose also violates case law:
"Local legislation in conflict with general [State] law is void. Conflicts exist if the ordinance duplicates, contradicts, or enters an area fully occupied by general law, either expressly or by legislative implication." (Morehart v. County of Santa Barbara (1994), 7 Cal.4th 725, 747.)
Before Corona dives even deeper into this mudhole, it should try to get rid of the giant - and increasing - financial liability posed by its cost-neutral contract with Redflex. (See Defect # 10 - B.)
Recommended listening in highwayrobbery.net's copy of the audio from Oct. 28 (no audio or video of the study session is available on the City's website) -
The discussion of red light cameras begins at 0:39:10.
At 0:53:40 a staff member, believed to be Public Works Director Kip Field, told the council,
The staff member is flat
wrong - After a yellow is lengthened, violations drop but do not
rebound over time. See FAQ # 6. The Corona city council
is entitled to
better advice from city staff.
At 1:45:40 Mayor Nolan said,
Corona Docs Set # 5
The Contracts and Amendments (Program Closing)
At their meeting of Aug. 17, 2011 the city council voted 3 - 2 (Nays: Nolan, Skipworth) to renew the contract for another year, as it was due to expire in Nov. 2011.
Documents from 7-27-11 Study Session
Staff Report Prepared for 8-17-11 Meeting (big file)
There is no indication, either in the
articles or in the staff report, that the police tried to get a better
price, upon renewal, than
the $5995 the City has been paying for each camera, monthly, since
During an Aug. 22, 2012 study session (staff report), the
voted 3 - 2 to close the program, effective Nov. 5. They
finalized that vote at the council meeting of Sept. 4.
This list of contracts and amendments may not be up-to-date - there could be a contract or amendment later than the one listed above.
City of Corona Docs Set # 6
There may be some more Corona information posted in the next few weeks. Mark your calendar to remind you to come back here and look!
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