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.
If you have a ticket from Daly City - even one you already have paid - be sure to read Docs Set # 9 below (in late 2015 there was a big refund of Daly City tickets) and also read the "San Mateo County Information," which is Docs Set # 4 on the San Mateo Documents page - and contact me!
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 in 2018 and 2022.
Please don't vote for him.
Send him back home to his bankruptcy
City Docs Set # 1
Violations, Notices Printed 
New 8-5-09, updated 11-2-16
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
[ ] 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).
 Monthly data has been requested but has not yet been received.
 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. See Set # 9, 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)
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.
Unfortunately, the amended
contract does not include an escape clause (Termination
for Convenience), so the City is stuck paying the
too-high rent until Jan. 2018.
As of May 2014 the City still was
paying $5520 per camera.
Daly City Docs Set # 5
To see how much fine money the Court sends to the City, go to Docs Set # 4 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 2014, 57% 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.
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!