RED LIGHT CAMERAS
you haven't already done so, please read the Daly
City section on the Camera Towns page
Some of Daly City's tickets can
possibly be ignored. If your "ticket" does not
have the Superior Court's name and address on it, it is
what I call a "Snitch Ticket." For more details,
see the Snitch Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.
Do you live in the South end of Alameda County or the North end of Santa Clara County - State Sen. Ellen Corbett's former District?
In 2014 Sen. Corbett "termed out," and was replaced by this person
who will be running for re-election to the State Senate in 2022 if his current run for Alameda County Supervisor doesn't work out.
In March 2020 please don't vote for
him for Supervisor.
Send him back home to his bankruptcy
City Docs Set # 1
Violations, Notices Printed 
New 8-5-09, updated 1-21-20
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official reports provided by the City under the California Public Records Act.
Official report, Mar. 2008
Official report, Apr. 2008
Official reports, 2008 - 2010
Official reports, 2011 - 2012
Official reports, 2012 - 2013
Official reports, 2013 - 2014
Official reports, 2011 - 2015
Official reports, mid 2015
Official reports, late 2015
Official reports, early 2016
Official reports, 2010 - mid 2016
Official reports, Fall 2016
Official reports, 2015 - mid 2017 
Official reports, 2017 - 2018
Official reports, May 2018 - Sept. 2018
Official reports, 2018 - 2019
Official reports, to Oct. 2019
Official reports, to Dec. 2019
[ ] indicates a footnote.
 Totals are as provided by the City.
 Annual total, or projection, by highwayrobbery.net.
 Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
 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, and due to time limitations may have been posted here only for selected months or locations. If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months will be posted. 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).
 The official monthly reports for mid-2019 were requested on 10-11-19 and received on 11-22-19.
 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.
 Includes enforcement of posted "no turn on red" signs.
 The title bar has been repeated solely for the convenience of the reader - there is no difference between it and the one at the top of the table.
 The official report for this month was prepared close to the end of the month, so may not be complete.
 Over 300 of the tickets from these months were dismissed. When we re-requested the reports in 2017, the official numbers had not been adjusted. See Set # 9, below.
 To see the latest editions of the Court's official tables of how much fine money the Court has
sent to the City, go to Docs Set # 5 on the San Mateo Docs page.
 From the annual reports required, beginning with 2013, by CVC 21455.5(i). They become available by the Fall of the following year.
The 2019 jump in the amount of fine money flowing from the court to Daly City (the figures in the rightmost column in the table above) was the first hint that in early 2019 the city doubled, or more, the number of red light cam tickets issued each month.
(We requested the official month-by-month ticketing reports on 10-11-19 but did not receive them until 11-22-19.)
Background: Daly City's contract with RedFlex expires in January 2020 and at their meeting of Nov. 25 the council will decide
to let the program end - like San Mateo and Menlo Park did recently with their RedFlex programs - or
enter into a new contract and continue enforcement.
Also see Set # 4, below.
Daly City Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs
The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, at four intersections.
These graphs track violations recorded, not tickets issued.
Where there is a large number of long Late Time violations in a curb lane, it is believed to indicate heavy ticketing on right turns.
(The curb lane will be the lane with the highest lane number.)
The picture above is an example from another city.
17 months up to July 2009
HIGE July 2010
JDSH July 2010
JSWA July 2010
SPJS July 2010
2014 Twelve Months
Aug. 2015 (tabular version)
2015 Twelve Months
Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.
Daly City Docs Set # 3
Daly City Docs Set # 4
In Mar. 2007 the city council approved a contract, in which they agreed to pay RedFlex $6000 per month, per camera, for five years.
The contract included an illegal "cost
neutrality" clause, whereby the City did not have to pay
RedFlex the full rent if there weren't enough fines to
cover the cost. See Subsection B. of Defect # 10.
amendment removed cost neutrality.
The contract was due to expire in a few
months, so on Dec. 10, 2012 we wrote to the City
Council, suggesting that if they decided to renew the
contract, they should not agree to pay more than $3000
per camera, per month.
The amendment also provided
for automatic renewal of the contract!
The amended contract did not include an escape clause (Termination at the Convenience of the City), so the City was stuck paying the too-high rent for five years, until Jan. 2018.
In 2014 we noticed that Elk Grove, a
RedFlex customer having five cameras, had negotiated
camera rents much lower than those in Daly City.
Daly City's first
automatic renewal was due to occur in Jan. 2018,
so in Nov. 2017 we sent them a copy of the Elk Grove
pricing table and suggested that they bargain to get the
rent down to $2000.
There were no more automatic renewals,
so the city's contract with Redflex expired in January
2020. The city council voted, at the council
meeting of Nov. 25, to extend the program for
another five years (plus two one-year automatic
renewals) and with a rent of $5000 per camera.
Over the five years the City will pay $720,000 extra,
when compared to Elk Grove prices, and to cover that
extra rent they will need to issue an extra 7200
The new contract appears to re-instate
cost neutrality, which was removed by a 2011 amendment.
are some reasons to they should have let the contract
Daly City Docs Set # 5
To see how much fine money the Court sends to the City, see the rightmost column in the big table above or go to Docs Set # 5 on the San Mateo Docs page.
Daly City Docs Set # 6
Daly City Docs Set # 7
Daly City Docs Set # 8
Mickey Mouse Tickets - Mostly for Turns
An official report showed that in 2017, 58% of the City's tickets were for turns, mostly left turns.
Daly City Docs Set # 9
The City failed to lengthen its yellows
prior to the Aug. 1, 2015 deadline (see Defect # 2 for
more info about the deadline), and in Dec. 2015 asked
the court to cancel (or refund) 300+ tickets
issued Aug. 1 or later.
Daly City Docs Set # 10
Including a Grand Jury Report
about the Cameras
Look in Countywide Info on the San
Mateo Docs page for info about the judges, the court,
and the Grand Jury report.
Daly City Docs Set # 11
There may be some more Daly City information posted in the next few weeks. Mark your calendar to remind you to come back here and look!