RED LIGHT CAMERAS
you haven't already done so, please read the
Garden Grove section on the Camera Towns page
Garden Grove Documents
Some of Garden Grove's
tickets can 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 Fake Ticket section on the
Your Ticket page.
In 2018, Vote No on Sheila Kuehl
Do you live in LA County? Was Zev
Yaroslavsky your County Supervisor? (He
represented the Third District, which includes the
central and western San Fernando Valley, Malibu, Santa
Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, the City of West
Hollywood, and part of Hollywood.)
Zev "termed out," and in the Nov. 2014 election Sheila Kuehl won the race to succeed him, by a narrow margin.
Sheila "Kuehl Cams" Kuehl, in 2007
During her career in the California
Legislature, Kuehl made three attempts to pass bills to allow
the use of automated speed enforcement (photo radar) in
As an LA County Supervisor, she has a seat on the MTA/Metro board and she will be a vote to continue and expand Metro's huge (101 cameras, so far) red light camera system.
In 2016 she voted to put an additional LA County-wide sales tax, to go to Metro, on the Nov. 2016 ballot. (See Measure M on the Action/Legis page, for more about that tax.)
Kuehl will be up for re-election in Nov. 2018 and Nov. 2022.
Vote No on Donald Wagner
Do you live in Orange County, in or near Anaheim, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, El Toro, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Orange, Tustin, or Villa Park? Was Donald Wagner your State assemblymember?
In 2014 Wagner was the sponsor of Assembly Bill 2487 which would have taken away your right to a Trial de Novo.
In early 2015, while he still was in the Assembly, Wagner ran to jump over to the State Senate, but lost to John Moorlach. Early the next year he started another Senate run against fellow Republican Moorlach, but backed down after encountering heavy criticism from their Party followed by the Party's endorsement of his opponent. Later in 2016, when he was just months away from being termed-out of the Assembly, he ran for mayor of the City of Irvine, and won.
Former Asm. Donald Wagner
It's predictable that Wagner will run
for higher office again.
Be sure to read the "Countywide
Information" for OC, which is Docs Set # 6 on the Santa
Ana Documents page.
Notices Printed 
New 9-24-04, updated 11-25-16
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official monthly reports of citations actually issued.
Official reports, Jan. 2008 to July 2009
Official reports Aug. 2009 to July 2010
Official reports Oct. 2010 to Dec. 2011
Official reports Oct. 2004 to Jan. 2012
Official reports Feb. 2012 to Nov. 2012
Official reports, Nov. 2012 to Dec. 2012
Official reports, Nov. 2010 to May 2013
Official reports, July 2013 to Aug. 2013
Official reports, June 2013 to July 2014
Official reports, May 2005 & Sep. 2014
Official reports, Feb. 2005 to Mar. 2015
Official reports, Apr. 2015 to May 2015
Official report, July 2015
Official reports, June 2015 to Nov. 2015
Official reports, Nov. 2015 to Jan. 2016
Official reports, Feb. 2016 to June 2016
Official reports, July 2016 to Oct. 2016
[ ] indicates a footnote.
 Totals are as provided by the City.
 Annual totals, or annual projections, are by highwayrobbery.net.
 Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
 Jan. 2004 counts are incomplete.
 Enforcement on right and left turns has been indicated, when known. However, the absence of a "Rt" or "Left" indication does not necessarily mean that there is no enforcement on turns at that intersection.
 The compass direction of enforcement, and/or the movement ("thru," "right," "left") noted here may be incorrect.
 Except where noted otherwise, the figures given in the table are for the single calendar month indicated.
Figures in red type and not enclosed in parentheses (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, the upper figure when there are two or more rows of figures in a cell) are what RedFlex calls Total Processed Incidents or Total Violations, and represent Total Detections (all incidents flashed by the camera) minus Nonprosecutable incidents.
Any figures in (red) type enclosed in parentheses are Total Detections. and come from the official report entitled RTS Management Report (example) which, beginning in 2013, highwayrobbery.net will be requesting from all cities.
The figures in black type are what the city 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, complete figures have been posted only for selected months or cameras. If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months or cameras will be posted.
 Not in operation due to construction.
 All data has been received (see link to 2008 - 2009 official tabulations, above) but only a portion has been posted, due to time limitations.
 Data for this month was requested on:
 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.
 Data for this month was printed out less than ten days after the end of the month, which would cause the Approved Violations/Notices Printed count to be low. The figure published above was adjusted by the following calculation: 331 + (34x331/471).
 The BRWE cameras were not listed in the official reports for these months but still may have been in operation.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 2
Signal Timing Charts & Speed Surveys
To see all the timing charts and speed surveys I have received, go to Timing Charts - Garden Grove Docs.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 3
Non-Compliant Signs Replaced
Until late Summer 2006, the warning signs at some Garden Grove intersections were much smaller than the required warning signs (see Defect # 4), didn't carry the required symbol or language, or were placed on the far side of the intersection instead of in advance.
Now the City has replaced them with the proper signs.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 4
Contract & Installation Dates
New contract signed in 2007
In Feb. 2012 the City agreed to a six-month extension, to Aug. 2012.
In July 2012 the City approved (staff report and minutes) a three-year extension plus two automatic one-year extensions (unless, 60 days in advance of the expiration dates the City notifies RedFlex of its intent not to extend).
Contract extensions should never be automatic - this is not a contract for cable TV!
In 2015 the the deadline to stop the first of the two automatic extensions was looming, so on June 9 the city council discussed (staff report) the continuation of the camera program. The city manager described the purpose of the discussion as follows.
"The Mayor has expressed an interest in taking an in-depth look at the effectiveness of the red light camera program including but not limited to cost, accident reduction, community impact, liability considerations, etc. The intent behind the request is to schedule this for a future City Council meeting or Study Session so that all of the information related to this program can be made available to the City Council and the public. Consequently, we will not be generating reports for Tuesday's meeting but discussing the topic generally with the intent of setting a date & time specific in the future..."
On June 23 a Voice of OC article (archived copy) headlined "Garden Grove Might Nix Red Light Cameras" said that the council's action had been to request a review of the program - at a later date. They did not vote to send a 60-day notice to RedFlex, so missed the deadline to stop the first of the two one-year extensions from occurring, and lost the opportunity to bargain for a better price. The City would have to continue to pay $2279 per camera per month - way too much (see invoices) - until June 2016.
Example of lower prices: In March 2014 the City of Elk Grove, California approved a new contract which specified the following schedule of rents for their five RedFlex cameras.
The review occurred at the Aug. 25 council
Report By then, all of Garden Grove's
cameras were ten years old or more ( installation
dates ). At the meeting the council agreed
- the deadline to object had passed - to extend the
program for a year and to continue to pay $2279 per
month per camera (52% too much, compared to the Elk
Grove price schedule), an extra $130,872 extra during
To cover that extra rent, Garden Grove will need to issue an extra 1309 tickets during the year (assuming that the City receives an average of $100 for each ticket issued).
The council expressed concern about questions raised in two letters from the public (SaferStreetsLA Report highwayrobbery.net email), so ordered staff to do a further study of accident rates.
Aug. 2015 Register Editorial (archived copy)
The next review occurred at the Oct. 27 council meeting. (Staff Report (15MB) SaferStreetsLA Report highwayrobbery.net email)
The accident study was approved by a 3 - 2 vote.
Oct. 30, 2015 Editorial (archived copy)
Nov. 5, 2015 Article (archived copy)
It appears that in June 2016 the second (and last) one-year extension occurred automatically, allowing the program to continue until Aug. 2017.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 5
"Late Time" Graphs
The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for all fourteen cameras.
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.
BRCH-01 Jan. 2008
BRCH-01 July 2009
BRCH-01 Oct. 2011
BROR-01 Jan. 2008
BROR-01 July 2009
BROR-01 Oct. 2011
BRWE-01 Jan. 2008
BRWE-01 July 2009
BRWE-01 Oct. 2011
BRWE-03 Jan. 2008
BRWE-03 July 2009
BRWE-03 Oct. 2011
CHBR-01 Jan. 2008
CHBR-01 July 2009
CHBR-01 Oct. 2011
HATR-01 Jan. 2008
HATR-01 July 2009
HATR-01 Oct. 2011
MATR-01 Jan. 2008
MATR-01 July 2009
MATR-01 Oct. 2011
TRBR-01 Jan. 2008
TRBR-01 July 2009
TRBR-01 Oct. 2011
TRBR-03 Jan. 2008
TRBR-03 July 2009
TRBR-03 Oct. 2011
TRHA-01 Jan. 2008
TRHA-01 July 2009
TRHA-01 Oct. 2011
TRMA-01 Jan. 2008
TRMA-01 July 2009
TRMA-01 Oct. 2011
VACH-01 Jan. 2008
VACH-01 July 2009
VACH-01 Oct. 2011
VACH-03 Jan. 2008
VACH-03 July 2009
VACH-03 Oct. 2011
VVLA-01 Jan. 2008
VVLA-01 July 2009
VVLA-01 Oct. 2011
All Cameras, Oct.2012
All Cameras, July 2014
All Cameras, Nov. 2015
Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 6
Garden Grove Docs Set # 7
I was not able to find red light camera program info at the police department's website.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 8
Grand Jury Report
The 2004 - 2005 OC Grand Jury did a report on red
light cameras. That report, and the cities'
(required) responses, are on the Grand Jury's reports
Garden Grove Docs Set # 9
RED LIGHT CAMERAS